Project CitySports


Project CitySports is a pilot project from the Top Consortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI) program of the Water & Maritime Top Sector. The project focuses on innovations that revolve around urban cooling solutions, the circular use of (waste) material and rainwater, and safely playing sports on artificial grass pitches. The scientific study has been conducted over the past two years by KWR; Watercycle Research Institute at two locations in Amsterdam: Marineterrein Amsterdam and V.V.A Spartaan at Laan van Spartaan. For this project, KWR worked together with the following consortium partners: the City of Amsterdam, Waternet, Veolia, Drain Products Europe, DutchBlue, Marineterrein Amsterdam and the Water & Maritime Top Sector.

After years of research the official project paper is released.

Learn more about the methodology, results and international rollout of the project here!

KWR shares promising first data measurements


In spring 2020 all sensors in the CitySports research-fields came online and have recorded some impressive results already.

In the middle of the hottest period so far, on June 25 around mid-day, the surface temperature of the conventional synthetic turf was 62.2oC degrees and the cooled synthetic turf with 35.9oC degrees just 1 oC warmer than the natural grass... learn more !

WATCH: Legends opening the coolest pitch at VVA Spartaan

WATCH: the construction of the coolest pitch

The Kick-off event in photos: