Barenbrug has a long, proven track record of knowledge and expertise in the world of sport, as confirmed by many references. A great example was the case of the pitches at the FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa in 2010, when grass seed from Barenbrug was deployed as a last-minute strategy to restore the playing surface; and with success. In addition, the training pitches for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were voted the best; RPR emphasised its immense value here.
During the European Cup football held in France in 2016, the condition of one pitch meant that urgent replacement was needed. Within 24 hours the old turf was removed and a new surface of top quality grass was laid. This replacement turf contained RPR technology. With its rapid establishment and high recovery capacity, this technology ensured a tough, resilient surface during the tournament. UEFA was extremely happy with the results.
During the Confederations Cup, considered to be a dress rehearsal for the main World Cup event, grass of the highest quality was vital to facilitate play of the highest standard. Innovative grass from Barenbrug was also the turf of choice during this tournament organised in Russia in 2017.
The World Cup in Russia signals another significant step: RPR is gradually conquering the world and sports field managers are increasingly discovering the benefits of this grass.