Grass growth in stadiums
Grass in stadiums faces a fundamental problem: the intensive use of certain areas of the pitch and the climate conditions in the stadium inhibit recovery. We solve this problem by covering the grass in the stadium with a number of relatively small mobile greenhouses containing slightly increased CO2 levels and assimilation lights to encourage growth.
This not only creates a springlike environment, the CO2 also gives the grass a major growth boost, comparable to its use in Dutch horticulture. Our system uses these benefits to intensively treat one spot and then the next spot, enabling first-class treatment for part of the pitch.
How SeeGrow works
The idea for this CO2 light tunnel actually comes from the CO2 we supply to horticulturalists on a large scale. They have long been using it to help grow their tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and flowers. In practice, we are able to demonstrate excellent grass growth with our system. With SeeGrow, it is possible to achieve blade growth of 5 to 10 mm daily, independently of the season (in other words, in winter too!). And while the blades are growing, the roots thrive too! As a result, the resilience of the grass increases and it recovers more quickly. The first system has been in place at the Euroborg (FC Groningen) since 2007, where it is used to treat part of the pitch.
We have an agent for SeeGrow: SeeGrow Development Ltd.