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ORLANDO CITY S.C. 
TRAINING CENTER 

Maintenance Services

 CLIENT: 
Orlando City S.C.

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 SOLUTION: 
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CASHMAN FIELD STADIUM 
LAS VEGAS LIGHTS 

Renovation and 24-hour Field Conversion from Soccer to Baseball

 CLIENT: 
Las Vegas Lights

 YEAR: 
2018

 SOLUTION: 
World Sports was hired to convert the professional Baseball field at Cashman Field Stadium to a ready-to-play professional Soccer field, and vice-versa, in 24 hours. This conversion was necessary while the Stadium transitioned from the Las Vegas 51’s Minor League Baseball Team to USL’s Las Vegas Lights Soccer Team. The work had to be carried out in less than 24 hours as there were baseball and soccer games in consecutive games. Today, the Stadium belongs solely to Las Vegas Lights. 

 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY 
FLORIDA 

Rennovation

 CLIENT: 
Hillsborough County, FL

 YEAR: 
2019 – Present


 SOLUTION: 
World Sports was awarded a four (4) year contract to renovate 160 sports fields, including, baseball, softball, football, multi-purpose, soccer and more.   As a result of our superior work, the Hillsborough County – World Sports relationship has grown throughout the contract period, with leaders from both World Sports and Hillsborough County presenting at the 2020 Florida Recreation and Parks Association conference.

 

AZTECA STADIUM 

Rennovation

 CLIENT: 
Televisia – Estadio Azteca

 YEAR: 
2019 to Present

 SOLUTION: 
World Sports was first tasked in the capacity of Technical Advisor.  After the cancellation of the Mexico City Rams v. Chiefs game in 2018, the NFL and Azteca Stadium sought out a consultant with experience in the Latin American market.  A failure analysis was performed that resulted in a decision to renovate the Azteca Stadium fields by removing the “hybrid grass” system that was installed and a return to a 100% natural grass turf.

Thereafter, World Sports was retained to serve as the Project Managers, ensuring the renovation of the field, which included new drainage, irrigation, soils and turf were installed properly and to specifications.   Les than seven (7) months after the project was complete, the NFL hosted the international Mexico City game, Los Angeles Chargers v. Kansas City Chiefs.

Some of the challenges facing the NFL, Azteca Stadium and World Sports are discussed in the following article, which appeared in the August 2019 issues of Sports Turf, the official magazine of the Sports Turf Managers Association.

SAN BERNARDINO 
SOCCER COMPLEX 

Venue Management

 CLIENT: 
SBSC – San Bernardino Soccer Complex

 YEAR: 
2016 – Present


 SOLUTION: 
For over 5 years, World Sports has been the venue manager of SBSC’s 17 field complex. We manage the seasonal maintenances of the fields, necessary renovations, as well as tournaments and special events, bringing in thousands of people and teams to the facility.

 
 

ARENA PANTANAL 

Design, Construction and Maintenance

 CLIENT: 
Cuiaba E.C.

 YEAR: 
2013-2014: Design, Construction and Maintenance for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

2020: World Sports was hired back to take over the Maintenance of the field at Arena Pantanal.


 SOLUTION: 
World Sports was hired to design and build the field at the Arena Pantanal Stadium to have it ready to host four of the World Cup games in 2014 as well as maintain the field during the event. We implemented a gravity drainage system and a mix of elastic fibers embedded with the natural grass. The seeds planted were imported from Oregon, USA with the FIBRESOFT elastic fiber system installed in partnership with CRL from Ireland. 

In 2020, World Sports was brought back to Arena Pantanal to handle the day-to-day maintenance of the field. 

 

ALIANZ PARQUE STADIUM 

Design, Construction and Maintenance

 CLIENT: 
WTORRE Engineering 

 YEAR: 
2013 through 2019


 SOLUTION: 
World Sports was retained in 2013 to design and engineer the sports field at Allianz Parque Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  After construction World Sports was responsible for maintenance of this natural grass field.  As one of the most used stadiums in the world, World Sports was entrusted with all renovations related to events held at the Stadium where we implemented the “ready to play” natural turf system, which allowed playability in 24 hours.

After 2020, the Stadium transitioned to artificial turf.

 

NEO QUIMICA ARENA 
S.C. CORINTHIANS 

Design, Construction and Maintenance

 CLIENT: 
S.C. Corinthians Paulista

 YEAR: 
2013 – Present

 SOLUTION: 
World Sports was in charge of the construction and now maintenance of the grass portion of Arena Corinthians, now known as Neo Química Arena, home of the professional team S.C. Corinthians Paulista and host of the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Per the owner’s request, World Sports was to create an European-style pitch with perfect playability in any kind of weather, using Perennial Ryegrass, a cool season grass common in European stadiums. To accomplish this task, we had to create a field capable of maintaining its high standard of quality and integrity during Brazil’s high temperatures. Thus, World Sports developed the first sports field cooling system to be used in a World Cup, it consisted of the following:

• Sub-surface pipes with cold water running constantly beneath the field and cold air injections to keep the field’s temperature at a maximum of 22°C (71.6°F).
• Grassmaster’s hybrid artificial turf fibers for reinforcement of the turf.
• Vacuum drainage system allowing fast and reliable drainage.

 
This system, which still runs smoothly till this day, was completed in time for the stadium to host the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as well as six other World Cup games. Even after so many games in quick succession, World Sports was able to keep the pitch in “almost perfect conditions”, according to André Amaral, the World Sports Manager responsible for the maintenance of the Neo Química Arena Field.

VILA BELMIRO STADIUM 

Design, Construction and Maintenance

 CLIENT: 
Santos F.C.

 YEAR: 
1996 – Present


 SOLUTION: 
World Sports has been responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the Santos F.C. Vila Belmiro Stadium’ professional soccer field since 1996. In these past 24 years, we’ve taken care of uncountable services like renovations and installations of turf, drainage and irrigation systems, among many other things. 

One notable innovation Worlds Sports implemented at Vila Belmiro Stadium is the first and only PAT System (Prescription Athletic Turf), a vacuum drainage and moisture control system, in Latin America.