Sports fields

Why do stadiums need electrical heating?

Most modern sports arenas are multi-functional buildings capable of hosting sport games and events, irrespective of weather conditions nor large numbers of attendees. The biggest challenge is to maintain perfect conditions on the field during all games, tough weather conditions and, in some situations, other events that are taking place on the field.

Laid down or plowed in, connected to available electrical power and used when there are no players on the field, DEVI electrical heating solutions provide more than frost protection.

Electrical sports field heating is, in most cases, the multi-purpose solution for stadiums. Such an energy efficient solution prevents the field from being adversely affected by frost and snow during the winter. Stadium heating serves as a growth and restoration stimulator for natural grass. All this ensures a better pitch that can extend the playable season, irrespective of the season or location.

The main reason for using electrical heating is the simplicity and hassle-free qualities of the system compared to other solutions. They need more mechanical equipment  to ensure the system functions well, which brings the risk of malfunction due to weather conditions.

As the global leader in electrical heating, DEVI has proven its expertise in solutions dedicated for multisport areas such as football pitches and golf pools. Our electric heating solutions work perfectly for natural grass as well as artificial grass.

Application manual: artificial and natural grass lawns

This design guide presents DEVI’s recommendations for the design and installation of ice and snow melting systems for sport field heating application. It provides guidance for heating cable positioning, electrical data and system configurations.

Examples of sport fields equipped with DEVI

Country

City & Stadium

No of seats

Year of install

Russia

Nizgniy Novgorod, Lokomotiv

30.000

1996

Ukraine

Locomotive, Donetsk

31.718

2003

Ukraine

Krywyi Rih, Metalurg

29.783

1999

Belorussia

Vitebsk

15.500

2006

Romania

Ghencea

27.063

2007

Czech Republic

Stadion Most

7.500

2007

Poland

Amica Wronki

5.296

2007

Poland

Lódz – LKS

132.100

2007

Poland

Widzew Lódz

9.967

2007

Poland

Odra Wodzisław Slaski

6.607

2007

Romania

Ioan Moina

22.000

2008

Romania

Municipal Stadium

17.000

2008

Slovakia

Tehelné Pole Stadion

30.085

2008

Slovakia

Stadion in Bratislava

13.000

2008

Germany

Training pitch

0

2009

Belgium

Constant Vanden Stock

28.000

2009

Germany

Rhein Energie Stadion

50.000

2010

Finland

Helsingin Olympiastadium, Helsinki

39.784

2010

Denmark

Silkeborg

12.000

2011

Romania

Galati - Otelul Stadium

13.500

2011

Romania

Medias Municipal Stadium ”Gaz Metan”

8.500

2011

Romania

Ploiesti “Ilie Oana Stadium

15.500

2011

Denmark

Farum Park

10.300

2012

Kazakhstan

Zhetisu

5.550

2012

Romania

Brasov, Tineretului  Stadium

8.800

2012

Romania

Vaslui, Municipal Stadium

9.240

2012

Romania

Pitesti, Nicolae Dobrin Stadium

17.500

2012

Romania

Giurgiu - Marin Anastasovici Stadium

3.200

2012

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Bilino polje Zenica

13.600

2012

Norway

Stavanger Gjesdal (artificial grass DSVF-90)

3.000

2013

Hungary

Debrecen

30.000

2013

Hungary

Telki

 10.000

2013

Romania

Mioveni- Dacia Stadium

10.000

2014

Romania

Botosani- Municipal Stadium Botasani

10.000

2014

Czech Republic

Ústí nad Labem

3.500

2014

Turkey

Konya,  Atatürk Stadium

42.200

2014

Norway

Fredrikstad Stadium

15.000

2015

Turkey

Istanbul  Ataturk Olympic Stadium

76000

2015