POLIGRAS for FIH World Cup 2010

FIH World Cup The POLIGRAS OLYMPIA hockey pitch for the FIH World Cup 2010 and Commonwealth Games 2010 has been handed over in an opening ceremony in Delhí, India. Sports Minister MS Gill opened the remodeled and reconstructed Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in a much anticipated ceremony on January 24th. The historic stadium, where the first Asian Games were held in 1951, will be the venue of the hockey World Cup which begins on February 28. The Stadium is the first Commonwealth Games venue in the Indian capital to be completed and showcased to the world.

The 16,200-seat stadium features a POLIGRAS Olympia surface, state of the art sound system with acoustic effects, floodlighting, two scoreboards as well as state of the art facilities for players and officials. The selection of POLIGRAS Olympia is another milestone in STI’s success of providing outstanding surfaces for top level sporting events.

Following the Beijing Olympics, East Asian Games and both the women and men Champions Trophy all held on POLIGRAS surfaces, top hockey athletes will be able to enjoy the outstanding playing characteristics delivered with the world’s most advanced water saving technology developed in Melbourne and installed by Sports Technology International.

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