As sports facilities, parks and other recreational venues are embracing new solutions to optimize the playability of synthetic turf surfaces, T°Cool, in conjunction with the Government of Saint Lucia, through the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, announced the first international installation of pre-treated T°Cool infill at Soufriere-Mini Stadium, one of the major host venues for International Soccer matches on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. This synthetic turf cooling system is also being used at four other sports facilities across the nation that will host domestic soccer, including Dennery Sports Complex, the National Sports Academy at Gros Islet, Micoud North and Micoud South.
“As T°Cool installations continue to increase at high schools, colleges and municipal complexes in the U.S., our first international installation, which will serve as a host venue for international soccer matches in Saint Lucia, further validates the performance characteristics of the technology,” said Jacob Tetrault, managing director, T°Cool.
“Given our year-round warm weather climate, installing a proven eco-friendly solution to help combat periods of heat on the new synthetic fields was always a priority,” said the Honorable Edmund Estephane, Saint Lucia’s minister for youth development and sports. “As we seek to maximize usage of our athletic fields, while preparing Soufriere-Mini Stadium to host International soccer matches, T°Cool’s cutting edge pre-treated evaporative cooling technology, is a terrific solution for our world-class athletes and citizens.”
The T°Cool system is continuously activated through naturally occurring rain, dew, humidity and/or an alternative watering source during arid/dry periods.