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2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar


When the organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar were looking for a turfgrass that could stand up to the extreme conditions of the Gulf Region and deliver a playing surface tough enough for the best footballers in the world, they chose Platinum TE Paspalum.

Extensive testing of paspalum, bermudagrass, and zoysia varieties preceded the selection, but Platinum TE proved to be the clear winner. Among the categories in which Platinum TE dominated were shade tolerance (useful as most of the stadium designs impede sunlight on parts of the field), wear tolerance, establishment, and recovery. And then there is Platinum TE’s unbeatable salt tolerance allowing the turfgrass to thrive with TSE irrigation for maximum sustainability.

Read more about the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar selection of Platinum TE in SportsField Management.