The Torre 'Arsenio Iglesias' sports complex is undoubtedly one of the most popular training centers in the province of La Coruña and in the whole of Spain. Inside this structure, dedicated to one of the greatest Spanish soccer coaches of the 90's, Arsenio Iglesias, there are five fields where every year about 20,000 athletes train and compete; the disciplines practiced are varied and range from the more classic ones such as football and rugby to the more particular ones such as Gaelic soccer, a discipline of Irish origin that combines various sports such as basketball, rugby and football.
Recently the city council has decided to invest heavily on this structure by replacing the old turf covering of four of its five fields with the synthetic turf system MONDOTURF Dual Plus AS EF; the total area of supply amounts to about 20,000 square meters.
The surface selected to cover the playing fields is approved for both football (FIFA) and rugby and it guarantees the maximum performance possible for all athletes, in both sporting disciplines.
The work carried out for the renovation of the turf surface involved a very significant investment -more than one million euros - and was carried out by the Prace Servicios y Obras SA company, which chose the MONDO sports surface to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to play sports on a high performance and certified surface. The mayor of the city, Inés Rey, expressed great satisfaction and stressed that: "this is another step in the commitment of the local government to promote grassroots sports in the city and to provide good facilities for the practice of different specialties".
The main field of the sports center is number 2, which can accommodate almost 1,000 spectators and is approved for both soccer and rugby; the request from the city's rugby clubs was for a properly regulated and high-performance facility in which to conduct their sporting activities. To meet these requirements the DUAL PLUS AS EF artificial turf system was installed on this and other fields in the sports center. The product is designed to absorb the shocks and twists typical of the game of rugby and is able to offer maximum performance for both rugby and football; it also helps to reduce the risk of injury to athletes by cushioning impacts with the playing field.
The great versatility of MONDO's Dual Plus AS EF system is its winning weapon, as demonstrated by the awarding of FIFA and World Rugby Association certification.
Prior to the installation of the new MONDO surfaces in the Torre 'Arsenio Iglesias' sports complex, MONDO's technicians had to dismantle and remove the previous surface, using a mechanical surface removal system, a solution with multiple economic, technical and environmental advantages.
In addition to the synthetic turf, MONDO also supplied equipment such as portable and folding football goals and rugby posts.
MONDO synthetic turf systems are ideal for both professionals and training centers. If you are looking for a synthetic turf that can be homologated for both rugby and football, then follow the example of the "Arsenio Iglesias" sports center: contact us.