Matmut Atlantique / The Pitch

Our stadium is equipped with a hybrid playing surface, a combination of synthetic and natural grass using Novarea's patented Airfibr technology. No soil was required to lay the base for this pitch, which sits on a new-generation substrate composed of fine-grained sand, cork granules and 450 billion synthetic fibres, ensuring that the grass takes root and provides optimal playing conditions.

 

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As the only pitch of its kind in France, this new playing surface marks a big step forward. Like the stadium itself, the pitch was designed to host various types of events: football, rugby and major concerts.

 

Did you know?

  • The pitch substrate contains millions of balls of cork, 450 billion synthetic fibres and a ton of fine-grained sand
  • The dimensions of the football pitch are 107 m x 68 m
  • This new type of pitch reduces the risk of injury for the players by 40%
  • The natural ball roll range is 6 metres, with a rebound height of 90cm
  • Three full-time staff (including the groundskeeper) work to keep the pitch in optimal condition, mowing the grass to a precise height of 2.8cm before each game.