Synthetic Turf Specialist

MetroPark Hockey

Auckland, New Zealand

MetroPark Hockey - A World First in Performance and Sustainability!  


TigerTurf’s new WETT Pro hockey pitch at Metro Park is the first full-sized floodable pitch in the world with TenCate’s Ecocept drainage and shock system. With incredibly efficient water and resource management, effective drainage, and a low impact, world-class surface for players – hockey on the Hibiscus Coast is leading the world to sustainable high-performance hockey systems.

TigerTurf WETT Pro installed over Tencate Ecocept forms the most technically advanced eco-sensitive hockey system in the world.  Hockey Hibiscus Trust selected our top hockey system, because it complies with its strategy of sustainable development. 

Tencate Ecocept supports modern sustainable sports facilities

Tencate Ecocept is a revolutionary sub-base system that incorporate both effective shock pad performance and sports turf drainage along with many other environmental benefits.

a)  The playing surface is flooded from beneath, By flooding the pitch from below, the TenCate Ecocept irrigation system keeps the playing surface wet at the required level without disruptions. All the water remains on the pitch without waste. 

b)  As required, the water drains vertically from the surface, and then laterally to large holding tanks where the water is cleansed for reuse. 

c)  Rain water is collected and recycled in the same way, making base construction simpler without the need for more cumbersome drainage and substantially reducing the cost of irrigation for the Hockey Hibiscus Trust

d)  Fully recyclable, Ecocept comprises 90% of recycled materials, along with substantial reductions in water use.

Safer playing conditions for years longer on TigerTurf WETT Pro

TigerTurf WETT Pro has proven to be durable even in constant use throughout the year, and has the longest playing life of any performance sports turf currently on the international market.

a)  The combination of Ecocept and WETT Pro creates an excellent shock absorbing layer that avoids impact injuries and cushions falls. 

b)  Because players have a safer foothold on the specialised fibre used in WETT Pro

c)  Players can freely move their sticks without catching on grain or infill

TigerTurf Lumosa LED lighting at Metro Park

The hockey players can play safely at night with the highly efficient Lumosa LEDS sports lighting system.   Lumosa LED’s provide daylight conditions on the darkest night, along with all the sustainable benefits sought by Hockey Hibiscus Trust

a)  Significantly lower running costs

b)  More effective, focused lights that last longer and require no warming up period 

c)  The fully automatic lighting system can be set to the playing timetable or controlled by a mobile phone app at a distance

Metro Park Hockey and Multi-Sport pitches

This outstanding eco-sensitive hockey pitch is the triumph of Hockey Hibiscus Trust’s ten-year plan to provide local hockey players with their own international hockey pitch. 

As part of this entirely new facility, TigerTurf has also constructed a specific 5-a-side hockey field which also includes clear, permanent markings for three full-sized futsal fields, all edged by a concrete rebound wall with goals built into the fence line.

The next stage has been planned to include a multi-sport area with a long jump, tennis wall, volleyball and playground. The sports centre is intended for hockey, futsal, general community sporting activities and play, as well as community events such as birthday parties, casual family groups and business sports teams.

Date Project Completed: January 2019

Area: 8,000m2

Surface: TigerTurf WETT Pro

Base: Full Construction with Ecocept Base

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