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NWI_Irish96:

--- Quote from: 1995hoo on June 23, 2022, 03:17:07 PM ---
--- Quote from: triplemultiplex on June 23, 2022, 02:50:40 PM ---The last time they did this in The States, didn't FIFA make them put real grass in all the domes they used?

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Not just in the dome (there was only one used, the Silverdome) but in the outdoor venues as well. Giants Stadium had an AstroTurf field in normal use and they had to put down temporary grass for the World Cup. While by all accounts FieldTurf is much closer to real grass than AstroTurf is, it almost certainly won't matter. Recall how some of the women's players brought a sex discrimination lawsuit against FIFA for allowing portions of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada to be played on artificial turf despite requiring real grass for the men's World Cup. I believe they ultimately agreed to dismiss the case and I don't know whether there was a settlement as part of that, but at least two venues for next year's Women's World Cup (Dunedin and Melbourne) will be using hybrid grass that contains artificial fibers. I understand FIFA are still stricter about it as to the men's World Cup, though.

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I went to see Dortmund play a friendly at Notre Dame stadium, which is a very nice turf field and the ball just doesn't bounce the same. World Cup should be played on grass, both men's and women's.

JayhawkCO:
It's not just the bounce of the ball. Players get injured more on field turf since it's basically lain on top of concrete.

thspfc:
I always liked playing on turf more than on grass. Even the nicest grass fields in Wisconsin - the complex in Appleton where club state championships are held - werenít as enjoyable for me to play on as fieldturf. Obviously professional pitches donít have traditional grass that just grows from the ground, but at the end of the day I canít imagine even a partially natural surface being smoother and more pristine than an artificial one.

Of course Iím not requesting for these players to move away from the surface theyíve played on their entire lives, nor am I discounting the elevated injury risk of turf that makes grass ideal.

TheHighwayMan394:

--- Quote from: kernals12 on June 17, 2022, 04:08:13 PM ---
--- Quote from: 1 on June 17, 2022, 04:04:57 PM ---Speaking of which... why can't you easily get to Gillette Stadium from Providence on the commuter rail? They might need a shuttle service from the Mansfield and/or Sharon station to Gillette Stadium if there isn't already one.

And don't triple post.

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Another major snub: Phoenix. That's probably because of the heat.

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The Cardinals have a retractable roof, unless playing indoors in any manner is another deal-breaker with FIFA (the Cardinals play on grass, so that's not an issue)

1995hoo:

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on June 26, 2022, 05:49:11 PM ---
--- Quote from: kernals12 on June 17, 2022, 04:08:13 PM ---
--- Quote from: 1 on June 17, 2022, 04:04:57 PM ---Speaking of which... why can't you easily get to Gillette Stadium from Providence on the commuter rail? They might need a shuttle service from the Mansfield and/or Sharon station to Gillette Stadium if there isn't already one.

And don't triple post.

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Another major snub: Phoenix. That's probably because of the heat.

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The Cardinals have a retractable roof, unless playing indoors in any manner is another deal-breaker with FIFA (the Cardinals play on grass, so that's not an issue)

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Itís not a dealbreaker, they just require natural grass. kernals12 claims to have me on ignore, so he may not have seen Phoenix was already mentioned further up the threadóor it just doesnít fit with his narrative.

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