Norwegian team Tromso IL and the necessity for artificial turf
Alfheim Stadion is a football stadium situated in Tromsø, Norway and home of Norwegian Premier League side Tromsø IL. This city is found in the very north of Norway, and it may, therefore, experience a climate incompatible with extensive playing on an organic grass football field, as experienced by Tromso IL until 2006.
Particularly during the winter months, the Norwegian side had to perform their home games in difficult conditions as the Alfheim Stadium pitch was badly affected by the wear and intensive usage from soccer matches as well as training sessions. The visiting teams, in fact, feared to participate away at Tromso IL. They would criticize the poor quality of the pitch.
To organize that, Tromso IL chose to install a synthetic turf field at the club’s stadium that experienced under-soil heat up in 2006. The club then replaced it with a new one in the year 2010. Many local corporations accepted to contribute to funding these projects to assist their local professional club.
The existing synthetic turf is accredited FIFA Quality Pro, the principal certification from FIFA for these kinds of surfaces. Tromso IL may therefore right now host much better football games in their 6,859-seater stadium throughout the year, without having to worry like before about the conditions of playing for the footballers, especially when the cold months begin Norway around October.