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 SPORTS IS OUR BUSINESS

World Sports was founded in Brazil and currently maintains U.S.A. offices in California and Florida, through subsidiary and sister companies.  World Sports specializes in the construction, renovation, replacement, and maintenance of professional and amateur athletic fields and management of facilities.
 

What makes World Sports uniquely qualified to assist your group is that we are not simply a construction company, but our experience managing multiple soccer facilities and hosting hundreds of tournaments and games means we understand the business side of events.  We are also a distributor of equipment and products in both South America and the USA.
 

We will work with your group in partnership to ensure the fields are properly designed, developed and positioned to generate strong economic returns for the community.  The opportunities to value engineer projects and implement high technology solutions will positively impact every project.

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MILESTONES

  • 1995 - World Sports is founded in Brazil

  • 1996 - Established the "Perfect Pitches" Partnership with Sao Paulo's State Soccer Federation (FPF) 

  • 1997 - Implemented Latin America's first Vacuum Drainage System

  • 2005 - Opened first USA office in Tampa, FL

  • 2007 - Renovated the famous Pacaembu Stadium

  • 2013 - Built an underground Pitch Cooling System for Neo Quimica Arena

  • 2014 - Fully constructed 4 of the 12 stadium pitches for the World Cup and took part in another 4

  • 2015 - Launched Floratine in Brazil

  • 2016 - Transitioned Cashman Stadium from Baseball to Soccer, and Vice-versa in 48 hours 

  • 2017 - Installed a "Ready-to-Play in 48 hours" Grass Field in Allianz Park Stadium

  • 2019 - Consulted for the NFL/Azteca Stadium on the pitch's renovation

  • 2019 - Hillsborough County awarded 160 fields for renovation to World Sports

  • 2020 - Established partnership with Dennis Mowers

  • 2021 - Acquired MA Cook Verticutting

  • 2021 - Established partnership with Soil Scout, TLS, Echo Robotics, Endurant

The skill set we can bring to your project includes:
 

  • Planning and Design of field, event and spectator spaces that maximize use of the complex and fields.  We work closely with architects and engineers to bring our real world experience to the table.

  • Construction of natural grass or artificial turf fields with a focus on value engineering using best practices appropriate for the type and location of the project.

  • Maintenance, Venue and Event management.

  • Advanced technologies, including wireless soil sensors, best of class fertility, robotic mowing and line marking, smart irrigation control, equipment sensors, computer and automated control, including advanced modeling, and grow light system.

 

Whether your fields host multi-million-dollar athletes or amateur youth athletes, we will treat your project with the attention to detail it deserves.  All our services are undertaken with the guiding principle that your athletic fields are not merely playing surfaces, but a fundamental part of an athlete’s safety equipment.

SERVICING
AREA

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• FLORIDA •
• CALIFORNIA •
• NEVADA •

CUSTOMERS

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CLIENT MILESTONE

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MILLION SQFT OF
TURF SERVICED

ESTABLISHED

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EXECUTIVES 
AND AGRONOMISTS 

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Roberto Gomide has led World Sports to become one of the most respected Sports Turf Contractors in Brazil. Roberto has been working for the past 25 years to develop the Turf industry both in Brazil and internationally, working with some of the most prestigious sports clubs. Mr. Gomide holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and has held several executive positions in the United States and in South America. Roberto, Founder and VP of ABGE Brazilian SportsTurf Association, and Member of STMA-Sports Turf Managers Association (USA), played a key role in many projects related to the new stadiums for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Roberto leads World Sports to a significant market position in the American sports turf market since 2014.

ROBERTO 
GOMIDE 

CEO and Founder

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Mr. Lauretti holds a B.S. degree in Agronomy (1995) and a M.S. degree in Agriculture (1998). Mr. Lauretti’s career began in 1996 as the agronomist and manager for the World Sports (Brazil) constructing the Santos FC soccer field. He worked with World Sports in Brazil until December 2003 as our agronomist and Technical Director, constructing several professional and community club soccer fields as well as other sports fields and was also responsible for several maintenance crews for the professional and club levels fields. In 2005, he was instrumental in opening World Sports Turf and Marketing, LLC, in Florida, building the first soccer field for Miami FC at Tropicana Park. In 2013 Mr.Lauretti helped World Sports as a consultant during the preparation of 8 fields for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. He was the Head Grounds Keeper of Arena Corinthians, where the opening and semi-final games were played.

LUIS 
LAURETTI 

President and Chief Agronomist

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Mr. Camara’s education is Agronomist Engineer, graduated by the State University of São Paulo-UNESP (1993) and Postgraduate in Agribusiness (Crops) by the State University of São Paulo UNESP (1994/1995). Mr. Camara has been with the World Sports family of companies from 1997 to present. He has been directly involved with constructing, maintaining, and consulting on over 200 sports turf field projects in Brazil, Singapore, Florida, Nevada and California for World Sports.

FABIO
CAMARA

Director of Turf Field Srvices

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Mr. Amaral education is Agronomist Engineer by ESALQ/USP and MsCin Irrigation and Drainage by UNESP. He has 25 years of experience in grass cultivation in the Sports Turf industry. In Brazil, he is responsible for maintaining more than 30 major soccer fields, including Arena Corinthians, Allianz Parque, Estadio do Pacaembu and Pelé’s home stadium Vila Belmiro. Worked as Turf Grass Manager during FIFA World Cup 2014, with responsibility for 4 venues and 12 training centers, Olympics 2016 in Rio and Russia 2018 Qualifiers. At Allianz Parque he is in charge of the field operation of the venue (in natural turfgrass) that has more events in a year for the second year in a row. Manages all the “ready-to-play” grass conversion sat the stadium and the preparation for concerts. Allianz Parque hosted more than 42 concerts in the grass in the last 5 years.

ANDRÉ AMARAL

Director of Operations

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Mr. Newcomb is responsible for business operations of World Sport’s West and East Coast divisions. Mr. Newcomb oversees the venue management, economic impact analysis, pro-forma development, bidding processes, legal, compliance and other essential (non-agronomy) functions for World Sports and its clients. He has many years of experience managing equestrian, soccer complexes and working with clubs in Southern California and brings a high level of soccer related business experience. 

MICHAEL NEWCOMB

Business Operations

SALES REPRESENTATIVES

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Mark Gomide is pursuing his Bachelor's of Science, Finance at the University of South Florida. Having grown up alongside World Sports and the team, Mark has since joined the company in a sales and administrative role, handling the Dennis & SISIS Operations as well as Representing our other partners.

MARK GOMIDE

Sales Representative

FLORIDA 
OFFICE 

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Address:
4652 Eagle Falls Place, Tampa, FL 33619


Phone:
+1 (833) 975-3777, Ext. 2

CALIFORNIA 
OFFICE 

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Address:
2500 Pacific St, Highland, CA 92346

Phone:
+1 (833) 975-3777, Ext. 1

BRAZIL OFFICE 

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Address:
R. Martinho de Campos, 301 - Vila Anastácio
São Paulo - SP - 05093-050 - Brazil

Phone:
+55 (11) 5681-3981
+55 (11) 94743-5789