Located in central Spain, Madrid is Europe’s highest major capital city. Winters are cool due to its altitude, which is approximately 667 m (2,188 ft) above sea level, including sporadic snowfalls and frequent frosts between December and February. As a result weather conditions can be challenging. Real Madrid’s Chief of Pitch Maintenance, Paul Burgess was looking for an elite solution to protect Real Madrid’s training ground playing surface which is why he chose Matchsaver Automated Pitch Covers.

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Incoming storm - Real Madrid Training Ground - Matchsaver Automated System

At Real Madrid we constantly strive to keep our playing surfaces in world class condition, this is why we chose the Matchsaver system.

Paul Burgess – Chief of Pitch Maintenance, Real Madrid CF
Matchsaver Automated pitch protection at Real Madrid

The Solution
Matchsaver installed the Automated Football Pitch Covers to allow Paul and his team to protect Real Madrid’s training pitch with minimal effort. Fully remote controlled the automated pitch covers were delivered, installed and thoroughly tested in just one week. As a result, the automated covers have provided Paul with years of world-class pitch protection with little maintenance.

Stored behind the goal at one end of Real Madrid’s main training field, the Automated Matchsaver is deployed from goal to goal whenever complete pitch protection is required. Its’ adaptability allows for only part of the pitch to be covered or uncovered depending upon requirements.

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Tough and long-lasting the pitch cover material provides a light transmission rate of 70% providing excellent germination properties for natural turf.

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