Colourfield – bringing sports to the children in the neighbourhood

Colourfield, a plan to bring sports to the cities. Colourfield is a fully-installed mini sports arena that combines a social sports education program with excellent sports facilities, a lighting centre and clean drinking water.

Installing a Colourfield in an urban or semi–urban area helps to provide safe and secure sports facilities for children in the neighbourhood, making the cities more liveable for the whole community. The Colourfield concept also includes the WorldCoaches program of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB); a program that educates local coaches in football coaching techniques and social life skills. The innovative green technologies of the Colourfield provide solar powered electricity for lighting and up to 3,000 litres of clean drinking water per hour! Proven concepts of the structure and pitch ensure a safesports environment of the highest standard. Partners involved will advise on overall management that includes a cost recovery and maintenance and management concept.

Main goals
Sports. Providing the community with a high standard sports pitch so they can come together and play
•Water. Catchment, use and reuse of rain- and well water. Making it possible to provide the community with safe and clean drinking water
•Environment. Provide an innovative, sustainable sports- and recreation facility with most of its elements made out of recycled materials.
•Education. Coaching in football and life skills
•Health. Sports, education and clean drinking water both contribute to mental and physical health
•Community Development. A sports- and recreation facility which contributes to the wellbeing of the community in terms of education, health and sports

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Companies participating in Colourfield:

Amsterdam ArenA International
ArenA Boulevard 1
1101 AX Amsterdam
P.O. box 22981
1100 DL Amsterdam
Tel. +31 (0) 20 311 1313
We are proud having operated the Amsterdam ArenA successfully for 17 years. The stadium is the first truly multifunctional venue in Europe, equipped with a large retractable roof and home of football club Ajax. Its flexible architecture allows hosting a wide range of sports and non-sports events. The stadium is a good example of a public-private partnership, in which the need for commercial success was successfully integrated into a project of urban development and social regeneration. The stadium is profitable, a rarity in its kind, hosting over 90 events yearly.
With our experienced team of stadium operators and consultants we provide worldwide management advice on the planning, development, design and operation of stadiums. Specifically we play a longlasting operational role in the FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup stadiums in Salvador and Natal, and also in the Gremio stadium in Porto Alegre. We also support the Supreme Committee in Qatar in their preparations for the World Cup 2022


Voorwerf, Building 3
Kattenburgerstraat 5
1018JA Amsterdam
Tel. +31 (0)20 4481199



For more than fifteen years DrainProducts is specialized in a wide range of innovative water management solutions in the urban area. Within our range of products we’ve created a sustainable sports pitch water system, capable of supporting synthetic turf.

In 2012 DrainProducts installed 65000 m2 of water management system for the London 2012 Olympics equestrian event and currently we’re working on several projects to create sustainable solutions for portable water problems in the North West Province of South Africa. This GreenSource Sports for Water project provides safe water storage under the sports pitch that makes a continuous, clean and safe water supply possible.

With our innovative water management solutions it is our goal to contribute to create healthy cities worldwide!


Hekdam 1
5688 ZG Oirschot
Tel. +31 (0)499 55 15 27

Heras is the number one specialist in the field of total outdoor security solutions. We develop, sell, install and maintain integral security concepts for companies, institutions and governments. We deliver total solutions, with very high-quality products and systems. Heras works to a unique security philosophy, based on a bespoke security solution for every specific situation. For outdoor security that is watertight at all times, at the lowest cost possible. Of course Heras complies with all the applicable standards and legislation.


KNVB Worldcoaches
Woudenbergseweg 56-58
3707 HX Zeist
P.O. Box 515
3700 AM Zeist
Tel. +31 343 499283 

Johan van Geijn (51) is coordinator of the KNVB International Programs/WorldCoaches Program since 1998. Before working at the KNVB, he was Marketing manager in Sports Travel.

The KNVB WorldCoaches Program aims at educating local (community) coaches in Football and Life skills to help local staff better in their task to guide children in the best way with all the challenges they face in their social environment.

In 2009 WorldCoaches launched their Life Skills Program, which looks at topics such as Crimeprevention, Drugs and substance abuse, Health, Gender, Environment, Water & Sanitation. In India KNVB is active since 2006 with Capacity Building for Coaches at Magic Bus in Mumbai. More than 150 male and female Coaches have been involved in that Program between 2006 and 2012. Worldwide a number of 8,200 WorldCoaches have been in the program over the past six years. In 2011 KNVB WorldCoaches started a partnership with Ozone Group Bangalore to set up and facilitate the Ozone Football Academy  with technical capacity and knowledge to develop local football in Kerala.


Green Boulevard 7th Floor,
Tower B, B-9A, Sector 62 Noida, UP 201301
Tel.+1 (763) 656-5575

Pentair is a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions. Pentair reports the performance of its business within four reporting segments that focus on five primary verticals.

At Pentair we have a shared belief, passion and calling, coming together in pursuit of a common goal. We are one global team, 30,000 employees strong, inspired by our role in the world, our customers, and each other




High Tech Campus 48 0B 152
5656 AE  Eindhoven
Tel. +316 511 86419



Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral Healthcare.
Philips offers integrated lighting solutions that substantially enhance the fan experience, both in the stadium and at home. They ensure superior flexibility in creating the appropriate ambience for any type of event, minimize arena operating and maintenance costs,and support sustainability programs. Philips also offers customers a single point of control by going beyond the optimal pitch lighting products we’re known for, and delivering a lighting solution for the entire arena in terms of products (pitch lighting, architectural and effect lighting, hospitality lighting, retail lighting, etc.) and services (lighting consultancy, financing, and turnkey project management). By leveraging our latest innovations as well as our extensive experience in pitch, retail, hospitality, street and car-park lighting, we keepcustomer risk and unexpected surprises to an absolute minimum, and ensure timely delivery of an attractive, sustainable and state-of-the-art solution that can generate more revenue.


TenCate Grass
G. van der Muelenweg 2
7440 AA Nijverdal
Tel. +31 548 633 944


TenCate Grass, member of Royal TenCate, is the world’s leading producer of quality synthetic grass fibers and components. We develop, manufacture, and provide innovative synthetic grass fiber- and primary backing solutions. The development of integrated system designs occurs in cooperation with global distribution partners and end-users.
The TenCate Grass Group is perfectly positioned to supply the ideal solution for any surface, whatever the application. Within our extensive range of components there are products developed specifically for sports and landscape applications. The research and development department of TenCate Grass plays a vital role in the success of our organization. That’s why you’ll find our components in most of the synthetic turf systems, in every corner of the world. And that’s why we have strong partnerships with FIH, FIFA, the Dutch Jupiler Football League, World Cup Hockey 2014 and recent Olympic events.
Our mission reaches far beyond the laboratory and production areas. The goal is to improve the total experience of all stakeholders, like we intend with the recent development of the Field in a box™ concept.

The Field in a box™ is a ready-made solution. The container holds a complete and integrated system for a mini sports pitch together with, among other things, an artificial turf mat, foundation and boarding. Thanks to the use of technological high-grade materials and smart construction, the system can be installed at virtually any conceivable location.
But that is not all: the container itself can easily be converted into a sports canteen, meeting place, classroom or office. In this way Field in a box™ also provides an inviting platform for numerous other activities, like education, training, coaching,team building and face-to-face meetings.


ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects
Pedro de Medinalaan 1-9
1086 XK Amsterdam
P.O. Box 2129
Tel. +31 20 535 22 00



ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects is an international architectural office, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and specialized in the architecture of Infrastructure, Public Transport and Sports & Leisure.

Founded in 1990, the office is led by 3 directors, Rein Jansma, Reinald Top and Rob Torsing.

ZJA is an optimistic team, using an innovative signature to translate most often complex assignments into unexpected solutions, based on many years of experience with large-scale building projects. We value our reputation as designers of stadiums, bridges, highways, tunnels, light-rail -, metro – and train stations, transport hubs, high-voltage pylons, solutions to water related challenges and sports venues.

As for sports venues, examples of our work include Olympic Main Frame 2028 (NL), AZ, Feyenoord, ADO and Galgenwaard Football Stadiums, Renovation Ahoy, The Lotus – and Ideal Stadium, Optrium Rotterdam, Dutch Pavilion for World Expo Seville, (Indoor & Multifunctional) Sports Facilities, Elite Sports Centres, Centre Courts, Training Centres, Indoor Golf Arena’s, Swimming Pools, Shopping Malls and Hotels.

ZJA has at its disposal state-of-the-art technical expertise thanks to her independent research & development department and boasts an inspiring, multinational and international network of complementary expertise, ranging from structural engineers, urban designers and acoustic engineers to interior architects, sustainability experts and software developers.

In recent years ZJA has expanded her activities to Belgium and the UAE. At this moment, a network is being established in Scandinavia and Singapore, with the objective to play a role of importance in those regions in the years to come.