Jacobsen‘s products are being used to maintain stadium fields and training facilities at the FIFA World Cup Brazil.
The venues using Jacobsen, a Textron Company, equipment include the Arena de Baixada in Curitiba, Arena de Sao Paulo, Arena Pernambuco in Recife—which will host USA’s final Group G game against Germany on June 26—and Estadio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte.
The Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the final match of the competition and is using the Jacobsen Tri-King small area reel mower for its field. The Tri-King is popular with sports field managers because it provides reel-quality results at higher heights-of-cut.
Tri-King mowers are also being used at several national team training venues, including the Australian training camp at Vitória in Espírito Santo, Portugal’s training center at Campinas at São Paulo and Mexico, who are using the training facilities of Santos, also in São Paulo.
“The FIFA World Cup is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and once again, mowers manufactured by our businesses in the U.S. and U.K. are being used at this global sporting event,” says David Withers, president of Jacobsen.
Stadium grounds managers will also be using the Ransomes Mastiff walk-behind reel mower at other venues to give the fields a final striping before each game.
“The final at the Maracanã on July 13 will attract a television audience in excess of 300 million people around the globe, all watching the game on a playing surface prepared by our mowers. I think everyone connected with the business can take pride in that,” Withers says.
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