Tuesday 26th June 2018

For billions of people around the world, football is a huge part of their lives. Fans will regularly travel to watch their favourite football teams play – all of which contributes to a growing carbon footprint. As football continues to grows bigger, so does its responsibility to promote sustainability. But what can be done?

McCulloch have looked at a selection of eco-friendly football stadiums from around the world to show what the sustainable future of football might look like – https://www.mcculloch.com/uk/low-maintenance-gardening/sustainable-soccer/

Did you know:

  • Rio de Janeiro is home to the world’s first ever people-powered football pitch, which uses underground kinetic tiles to convert players’ movements into energy that fuels its floodlights

  • Forest Green Rovers is set to become the world’s greenest club, having one of the lowest carbon impacts of any stadium in the world

  • The Amsterdam ArenA is cooled by water from a nearby lake, as well as it being the first stadium to use 100% renewable seating – every seat is made from sugarcane

You can view the other stadiums and what steps they’re taking towards sustainable soccer here: https://www.mcculloch.com/uk/low-maintenance-gardening/sustainable-soccer/