23 February 2018 – EUFA Europa League round of 32 was played recently at the Saint Petersburg Stadium – Zenit Arena: F.C. Zenit against Celtic on the new Mixto reinforced natural hybrid surface by Limonta Sport.
The best technology for surface currently on the market has been chosen by Zenit Arena, a stadium where the 2018 World Cup Semi Final will be played: Mixto, a perfect synergy between natural and artificial turf.
It all began in Denmark, where 8,000 square meters of reinforced grass were pre-cultivated by NKI.
The Mixto carpet is a 100% Made in Italy solution and consists of synthetic components which are combined with natural components in the Country of use. The artificial matrix is perfectly designed to better promote the natural component’s germination, growth and development.
This composite system creates conditions for perfect oxygenation, permeability of the surface layer and a perfect air-water-soil balance, preventing the formation of muddy areas or waterlogging.
Mixto grants stability, permeability and the maximum safety for athletes, with reduced maintenance costs compared to 100% natural surfaces.
Mixto: a perforated base on which 3% of artificial grass is incorporated and where natural grass grows.
This structure makes the hybrid turf 3 times stronger than natural, more resistant to playing stress, while athletes’ perception is almost identical to that of fully natural turf.
At the end of January, 20 refrigerated trucks transported Mixto turf from Denmark to Saint Petersburg in about 60 hours. The field, due to the Lay and Play technology, was laid in less than 4 days.
Mixto has already been chosen by the best international clubs: Barnabèu stadium – Real Madrid C.F., Vismara sports center and Milanello sports center – A.C. Milan, Athletic Bilbao, Amsterdam Arena, Rijeka Stadium, Alianz Riviere Stadium, KKA Gent Club Arena.