The seed of champions from Barenbrug at FIFA World Cup - Dutch grass in Russia
The Netherlands, 4 June 2018 – Grass seed producer Royal Barenbrug Group from Nijmegen (NL) is the only Dutch company to supply the 2018 World Cup in Russia with grass seed for six football stadiums. It has also supplied seed for the pitches at various training locations including for the Belgian, English, French and South Korean teams. The family-owned Dutch company has been a player of note at World and European Cup football championships for decades, and also supplies Olympic Games venues and major golf tournaments. Barenbrug seed has been used for the pitches in Samara and Ekaterinburg as well as its grass seed mixtures for the stadium venues in Moscow, Kazan, Sochi and Saint Petersburg. In the Netherlands, the pitches sown with Barenbrug grass seed used by football clubs Feyenoord and NEC were voted as the best in the Dutch Premier Division and Jupiler League.