Artificial grass has hit the headlines this month with a group of female football players filing a lawsuit over the surface for the Women’s World Cup. The players have claimed sex discrimination over Fifa’s decision to use synthetic pitches during the event, while the men’s World Cup tournament have always been played on natural turf.
Of course, it’s understandable that female footballers are dismayed by the elements of inequality. “Men’s World Cup tournament matches are played on natural grass while CSA and Fifa are relegating female players to artificial turf,” said Attorney Hampton Dellinger, who is representing 50 players throughout the case.
Here at Playrite, we’re all for equal and fair playing fields no matter the age, sex or skill of athletes. However, we can’t overlook the benefits of synthetic pitches – after all, artificial sports surfaces are what we’re all about!
Artificial grass is cost-effective, durable, and the ideal surface for sports from a young age to a professional level. It remains in great condition no matter the weather, it’s much easier to maintain than a natural surface, and it’s perfect for training as well as matches. What’s more, it’s appropriate for all types of sporting events.
The World Cup venues for 2015 stretch across Canada, from Vancouver to Montreal. In a country renowned for its adverse weather conditions, artificial grass is a safe bet – whether rain or shine, its properties make for an effective and safe playing surface. So while we fully appreciate and understand the dismay of female football players in the upcoming tournament, we think that synthetic pitches are the perfect choice.
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