Every professional soccer stadium has an experienced greenkeeper who cares for the sacred turf. And now, for the first time, the greenkeeper at the Allianz Arena – home of FC Bayern – will be assisted by an app. It’s being made possible by MindSphere, the open IoT operating system, and software developers at evosoft.
The “sacred turf” is what soccer fans call the lawn, where everything ends in either victory or defeat. For the sake of the camera, the turf has to be a spectacular green. It also has to offer players a firm grip and give the ball speedy passage. And it has to do this throughout the season, including in the winter when the weather is icy cold and grass is usually dormant.