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Field heating for Atletico Madrid

Perfect playing field for Madrid

  • Client Atletico Madrid
  • Area 0,7 hectare
  • Produce Football field
  • Location Madrid, Spanje
  • Year(s)
There are 33 kilometers of heating pipes in Atletico Madrid's brand new football stadium to ensure that the grass grows well. A piece of art from VB from De Lier.
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Request project

VB was commissioned by RoyalVerd to install the heating system in Atletico de Madrid's impressive Wanda Metropolitano stadium. RoyalVerd was the contractor for this project, and had worked with VB before on a similar project at FC Barcelona. The system is intended to make the grass grow better.

Challenge and approach

The Atletico Madrid system possesses the most modern technology. The need for heat is not the same everywhere across the field, due to shade from the stadium's roof. The system recognizes this, and can switch the field heating on and off in certain areas. This saves energy and provides proper temperature distribution across the playing field. This allows for the optimal growing temperature for the roots of the grass.

Results and characteristics

The heating pipes were installed in the longitudinal direction of the field and the main pipes then run to the stadium's technical facilities. VB uses its own control system, but at the club's request, the controls can be completely or partially taken over by the stadium's control system.

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Overview of implemented solutions