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The first ever French top tier (Ligue One) football club will be switching to artificial turf for the 2010–11 Ligue One season. Lorient, based in Brittany will be making this major step forward. The new surface at the Moustoir stadium will be operational by 31 July 2010. Frederic Thiriez, the French Professional League (LFP) president welcomed the decision by the club and town, saying that "Synthetic Turf was a solution for the future."

In another development, Premier Rugby, the organisation that represents England's top 12 clubs, is actively considering switching to artificial surfaces to improve rugby as a spectacle. The proposals are part of a five–year strategy designed to increase club rugby's profile in the build up to the 2015 IRB World Cup which will take place in England. Find out the facts why more and more clubs are now considering artificial turf and natural grass. The TURF and GRASS EXPO 2010 will explain them with case studies, financials, stadia revenue opportunities and more. The two–day conference and exhibition is a must for any club considering artificial turf whether on the main playing surface or the training ground. Save the date: 8–9 December, 2010 Location: RAI Convention centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Attending the event will save you plenty of time and money and will be a tipping point on how your club/stadium view the technological advancement of artificial turf. Making a major decision and investment to switching to artificial turf must be carefully thought through – so attending this fact based event will be an important step in your analysis. Should you be interested in exhibiting, please contact us at info@turfandgrassexpo. com or visit www. turfandgrassexpo. com. Please book your discounted Conference Delegate tickets by contacting The TURF and GRASS EXPO 2010 no later than 30 May 2010 at: register@turfandgrassexpo. com Due to the major interest in The TURF and GRASS EXPO 2010, the Conference programme will now be translated simultaneously into French, German, Polish, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.

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