0 Koro assists in preparation for Euro 2016

Koro FTM in action for Euro 2016In June 2016 24 of Europe's top footballing nations will compete across France in the UEFA European Championship on pitches that have been prepared using a Koro Field Top Maker® (FTM) with Universe® rotor.

The competition has expanded from its usual 16-team format for the first time, extending the tournament to accommodate the growing number of member associations and allowing 24 teams to compete.

Like the players that will play in the tournament the pitches will have also had a long domestic season before being prepared for the finals and the addition of an extra eight teams will increase the number of fixtures.

This means each pitch used will endure a greater number of games and puts extra emphasis on the surfaces being in top condition for the likes of current world champions Germany, Spain and England.

The Koro FTM® with the Universe® rotor has been used at St. Étienne and Marseille with other pitch works still on going at the other venues throughout the 2015/16 domestic League 1 season.

The machines ability to work on a variety of surfaces including soil based and AirFibr pitches, removing thatch, poa annua or the whole surface up to 50mm, has made it the ideal candidate in France.

It is these qualities which give the machine an edge in such situations for companies like the Campey Turf Care Systems dealer in France; Hydraparts, who has worked closely with contractors Parcs et Sports providing a Koro FTM® for use at the 42,000 capacity Stade Geoffroy Guichard.

The home of St. Etienne has played host to major tournaments before, taking games from the 1984 European Champions, 1998 Fifa World Cup and the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

A Koro FTM® with Universe® rotor was also deployed in Marseille's Stade Vélodrome, which received a €267m make over starting in 2014 whilst the teams were still playing in the stadium.

Four group matches will be played at the venue including a Les Bleus group game before hosting a quarter-final and semi-final match.

In June 2016 24 of Europe's top footballing nations will compete across France in the UEFA European Championship on pitches that have been prepared using a Koro Field Top Maker® (FTM) with Universe® rotor.

The competition has expanded from its usual 16-team format for the first time, extending the tournament to accommodate the growing number of member associations and allowing 24 teams to compete.

Like the players that will play in the tournament the pitches will have also had a long domestic season before being prepared for the finals and the addition of an extra eight teams will increase the number of fixtures.

This means each pitch used will endure a greater number of games and puts extra emphasis on the surfaces being in top condition for the likes of current world champions Germany, Spain and England.

The Koro FTM® with the Universe® rotor has been used at St. Étienne and Marseille with other pitch works still on going at the other venues throughout the 2015/16 domestic League 1 season.

The machines ability to work on a variety of surfaces including soil based and AirFibr pitches, removing thatch, poa annua or the whole surface up to 50mm, has made it the ideal candidate in France.

It is these qualities which give the machine an edge in such situations for companies like the Campey Turf Care Systems dealer in France; Hydraparts, who has worked closely with contractors Parcs et Sports providing a Koro FTM® for use at the 42,000 capacity Stade Geoffroy Guichard.

The home of St. Etienne has played host to major tournaments before, taking games from the 1984 European Champions, 1998 Fifa World Cup and the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

A Koro FTM® with Universe® rotor was also deployed in Marseille's Stade Vélodrome, which received a €267m make over starting in 2014 whilst the teams were still playing in the stadium.

Four group matches will be played at the venue including a Les Bleus group game before hosting a quarter-final and semi-final match.

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