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December 7, 2018 File Number: BCPC – 447

VIA EMAIL: 2010goldrush@gmail.com

Mr. Bob Mackin


29 - 3034 Edgemont Boulevard
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4X1

Dear Mr. Mackin:

Re: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the “Act”)


Request for Information
Your file reference: FOI 150619a
OIPC File: F15-62675

BC Pavilion Corporation received your request dated June 19, 2015 under the Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act for:

The test results and report dated on or about June 6, 2015 by Sports Labs Ltd. regarding
the 2 Star certification of the new Polytan LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus 260 W ACS 90 Bionic
Fibre field at B.C. Place Stadium and reports and correspondence from FIFA confirming
that it is 2 Star certified and worthy of Authorization number AE5584.1 for the
certification period of June 6, 2015 to June 5, 2016. I am seeking records for the period
of June 5, 2015 to present day [ … ]

BC Pavilion Corporation replied to you on June 23, 2015 that:

Testing and certification of BC Place’s turf was completed less than one month ago on June
6, 2015 and showed that the BC Place turf is FIFA 2-star certified. We can provide a copy of
the certificate once we have the official document. In the meantime, the FIFA 2-Star
certification for BC Place’s playing surface (authorization number AE5584.1 for the
certification period of June 6, 2015 to June 5, 2016) is posted publicly on the FIFA website at
http://quality.fifa.com/en/Football-Turf/FIFA-recommended-pitches-
wordwide/#/index/3227.

Although the inspection and confirmation of compliance was verbally issued on June 6, 2015, the
official certificate itself was not issued to BC Pavilion Corporation until November 4, 2015. Through
inadvertence, it was not forwarded to our FOI Coordinator at the time it was received by BC Place,
and therefore not forwarded to you. We apologise for the oversight. Please find enclosed a copy of
the FIFA 2 Star Football Turf Field Certificate from 2015.

After consulting with Brian Griffin, Director of Facility Operations at BC Place, who would have been
the point of contact for test results, he confirmed they do not typically receive test data – just a
pass or fail – and are assured by Mr. Griffin that there are no further records responsive to this
request.

Suite 200 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3C1 Phone: 604.482.2200 Fax: 604.681.9017 Website: www.bcpavco.com
PavCo – BC Pavilion Corporation
Our records do include a June 19th, 2015 report by Labosport Canada for “Technical evaluation of a
synthetic turf product: LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre,” which contains generic
information evaluating the product in question. Although the report was not specific to the
installation at BC Place and is therefore not responsive to your request, we are including it here
with the responsive record. Labosport Canada later issued a technical report that is specific to the
BC Place installation (“Gmax Tests on a synthetic field installed at BC Place, Vancouver, BC”
conducted on November 2nd, 2015), but as it falls outside of the scope of your request, it would not
have been provided to you. Again, we have included it here alongside the June report.

Sincerely,

Rita Mogyorosi
Records and Information Officer
BC Pavilion Corporation

Suite 200 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3C1 Phone: 604.482.2200 Fax: 604.681.9017 Website: www.bcpavco.com
PavCo – BC Pavilion Corporation
Obtained via Freedom of Information by theBreaker.news

BC PLACE
FIFA is pleased to confirm that
LIGATURF RS+ COOLPLUS 260 W ACS 90 BIONIC FIBRE
by
POLYTAN
has been installed at
BC PLACE - VANCOUVER BC (CANADA)

From 6 JUNE 2015 to 5 JUNE 2016 this installation has been certified according
to the “FIFA QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR FOOTBALL TURF – 2 STAR”.

Field No. AE5584.1


Zurich, 4 NOVEMBER 2015

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TECHNICAL REPORT
Technical evaluation of a synthetic turf product.
LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre.

Report Number R15273CAN-A1

James Monteith
Client Vice President, Construction
Centaur

Date June 19th 2015.

This report contains 7 pages in total.


It may not be used for commercial purposes, unless it is reproduced in its entirety.

LABOSPORT CANADA
5661, rue de Lanaudière, Suite 200, Montréal (Québec) H2G 3A5 CANADA
contact@labosport.ca
Tel. +1 514 277 9111 ● Fax. +1 514 277 9112 www.labosport.ca

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Technical evaluation of a synthetic turf product.
LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT TESTED


Name of the product ARTIFICIAL TURF FILLED WITH SAND AND EPDM
CARPET : CAN001825
Sample number EPDM : CAN001824
SAND : CAN001823
Date of the tests MAY/JUNE 2015

Artificial grass
Name of the turf carpet/code LIGATURF RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 BIONIC FIBRE

Pile height 60 MM
Infill
Infill Manufacturer
Rubber EPDM (BIONIC FIBRE) MELOS GMBH
Sand SILICA SAND DIVERSE
Layer Infill Recipe (kg/m²)
Upper RUBBER 13
Lower SAND 25
Approx. Infill depth (mm) 45
Shock-pad
Name EL 30
Composition PU BONDED RUBBER
Thickness 30 MM

REPORTED BY:

Thomas Amadei, T.P. Guillaume Loubersac


(Lab Manager) - Writer (Director) - Approver

Report number R15273CAN-A1


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Technical evaluation of a synthetic turf product.
LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre.

RESULTS – CARPET – SAMPLE 1


Property Test method Condition Units Results Declaration Variation
Pile Thickness - mm 62.2 60
ASTM D418 New 4%
Tuft height in 2.45 2.36
Number of Binding tufts/m2 12243 11750
Sites per Unit Length or ASTM D418 New 2
4%
Width tufts/yd 10237 9825
Density and relative g/cm3 0.933 -
density of plastics by ASTM D792 New 3
N/A
displacement lb/ft 58.25 -
Tuft Bind of Pile Yarn N 69.3 40
ASTM D1335 New 173 %
Floor Coverings lbf 15.6 9.0
Linear Density of Textile Dtex 13410 13000
ASTM D1577 New 3%
Fibers Denier 12069 11700
New - N 945 -
Machine lbf 212.5 -
Breaking Strength and
Direction % elongation 19.3 -
Elongation of Textile ASTM D5034 N/A
Fabrics New - N 1226 -
Cross lbf 275.6 -
Direction % elongation 20.7 -
N 22 -
Tensile Properties of
Yarns by the Single- ASTM D2256 New lbf 4.95 - N/A
Strand Method
% elongation 111 -
Determination of water mm/h 3825 2000
EN 12616 New 191 %
infiltration rate in/h 150.6 78.8

Report number R15273CAN-A1


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Technical evaluation of a synthetic turf product.
LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre.

RESULTS – CARPET – SAMPLE 2


Property Test method Condition Units Results Declaration Variation
Pile Thickness - mm 62.3 60
ASTM D418 New 4%
Tuft height in 2.45 2.36
Number of Binding tufts/m2 12072 11750
Sites per Unit Length or ASTM D418 New 2
3%
Width tufts/yd 10094 9825
Density and relative g/cm3 0.928 -
density of plastics by ASTM D792 New 3
N/A
displacement lb/ft 57.93 -
Tuft Bind of Pile Yarn N 67.1 40
ASTM D1335 New 168 %
Floor Coverings lbf 15.1 9.0
Linear Density of Textile Dtex 13299 13000
ASTM D1577 New 2%
Fibers Denier 11969 11700
New - N 945 -
Machine lbf 212.5 -
Breaking Strength and
Direction % elongation 19.3 -
Elongation of Textile ASTM D5034 N/A
Fabrics New - N 1226 -
Cross lbf 275.6 -
Direction % elongation 20.7 -
N 23 -
Tensile Properties of
Yarns by the Single- ASTM D2256 New lbf 5.17 - N/A
Strand Method
% elongation 108 -
Determination of water mm/h 3712 2000
EN 12616 New 186 %
infiltration rate in/h 146.1 78.8

Report number R15273CAN-A1


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Technical evaluation of a synthetic turf product.
LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre.

RESULTS – CARPET – SAMPLE 3


Property Test method Condition Units Results Declaration Variation
Pile Thickness - mm 61.9 60
ASTM D418 New 3%
Tuft height in 2.44 2.36
Number of Binding tufts/m2 12277 11750
Sites per Unit Length or ASTM D418 New 2
4%
Width tufts/yd 10265 9825
Density and relative g/cm3 0.929 -
density of plastics by ASTM D792 New 3
N/A
displacement lb/ft 58.00 -
Tuft Bind of Pile Yarn N 69.6 40
ASTM D1335 New 174 %
Floor Coverings lbf 15.7 9.0
Linear Density of Textile Dtex 13389 13000
ASTM D1577 New 3%
Fibers Denier 12050 11700
New - N 945 -
Machine lbf 212.5 -
Breaking Strength and
Direction % elongation 19.3 -
Elongation of Textile ASTM D5034 N/A
Fabrics New - N 1226 -
Cross lbf 275.6 -
Direction % elongation 20.7 -
N 19 -
Tensile Properties of
Yarns by the Single- ASTM D2256 New lbf 4.27 - N/A
Strand Method
% elongation 106 -
Determination of water mm/h 3764 2000
EN 12616 New 188 %
infiltration rate in/h 148.2 78.8

Report number R15273CAN-A1


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Technical evaluation of a synthetic turf product.
LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre.

RESULTS – CARPET – SAMPLE 4


Property Test method Condition Units Results Declaration Variation
Pile Thickness - mm 62.3 60
ASTM D418 New 4%
Tuft height in 2.45 2.36
Number of Binding tufts/m2 12201 11750
Sites per Unit Length or ASTM D418 New 2
4%
Width tufts/yd 10202 9825
Density and relative g/cm3 0.932 -
density of plastics by ASTM D792 New 3
N/A
displacement lb/ft 58.18 -
Tuft Bind of Pile Yarn N 69.4 40
ASTM D1335 New 173 %
Floor Coverings lbf 15.6 9.0
Linear Density of Textile Dtex 13319 13000
ASTM D1577 New 2%
Fibers Denier 11987 11700
New - N 945 -
Machine lbf 212.5 -
Breaking Strength and
Direction % elongation 19.3 -
Elongation of Textile ASTM D5034 N/A
Fabrics New - N 1226 -
Cross lbf 275.6 -
Direction % elongation 20.7 -
N 21 -
Tensile Properties of
Yarns by the Single- ASTM D2256 New lbf 4.72 - N/A
Strand Method
% elongation 111 -
Determination of water mm/h 3816 2000
EN 12616 New 191 %
infiltration rate in/h 150.2 78.8

Report number R15273CAN-A1


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Technical evaluation of a synthetic turf product.
LigaTurf RS+ CP WCE 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre.

RESULTS - ASTM E648 - FLAMMABILITY OF SYNTHETIC TURF – FLOORING RADIANT PANEL


Property Test Method Condition Units Results
Radiant Flux at 10 min (W/cm2) 0.62
Flame spread 10 min (mm) 347
2
Radiant Flux 15 min (W/cm ) 0.56
Flame spread 15 min (mm) 390
Radiant Flux 30 min ASTM E648 Complete system (W/cm2) N/A*
Flame spread 30 min (mm) N/A*
Critical Radiant flux at
(W/cm2) 0.52
Extinguishment
Extent of flame travel (mm) 393
Burning Characteristics - Melting
*no results for radiant flux/flame spread after 30 minutes because specimens extinguished naturally before 30 minutes.

Report number R15273CAN-A1


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TECHNICAL REPORT
Gmax Tests on a synthetic field installed at
BC Place, Vancouver, BC.

Report Number R15553CAN-B1

Client
James Monteith,
Centaur Products.

Date November 10th, 2015.

This report contains 4 pages in total.

The report may not be used for commercial purposes, unless it is reproduced in its entirety.

LABOSPORT CANADA
5661, rue de Lanaudière, Suite 100, Montréal (Québec) H2G 3A5 CANADA
contact@labosport.ca www.labosport.ca
Tel. +1 514 277 9111 ● Fax. +1 514 277 9112

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Gmax Tests on a synthetic field installed at
BC Place, Vancouver, BC.

SITE DETAIL AND TEST INFORMATION

BC Place Stadium
PITCH LOCATION 777 Pacific Blvd,
Vancouver, BC
V6B 4Y8

TYPE OF SURFACE Synthetic turf filled with rubber and sand


SURFACE NAME LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus 260 W ACS 90 Bionic Fibre on EL 25
MANUFACTURER NAME Polytan
INSTALLATION COMPANY Centaur product
DATE OF INSTALLATION October 2015
DATE OF TEST November 2th, 2015
SURFACE CONDITION AT TIME OF TEST Dry
SURFACE TEMPERATURE AT TIME OF TEST (°C) MIN 22 MAX 23
HUMIDITY AT TIME OF TEST (%RH) MIN 53 MAX 58
TYPE OF TEST Initial

REPORTED BY:

Valérie Paquette Thomas Amadei, T.P.


(Laboratory Technician) - Writer (Lab Manager) - Approver

Report Number R15553CAN-B1


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Gmax Tests on a synthetic field installed at
BC Place, Vancouver, BC.

TEST PROGRAM
Gmax tests were undertaken in accordance with ASTM F355 Test Method Procedure A and ASTM F1936
Specification.

PROCEDURE
For the Gmax tests, the field has been tested in 10 locations. The 9.1kg (20lb) missile was mounted at a drop
height of 0.61m (24 inch.); three drops were made at 3±0.25 min intervals per position. The first drop was for
turf conditioning and is not included in the mean result.

SUMMARY OF RESULTS
Results Results
Property Test Method Units Requirements Pass/Fail
(Average) (Maximum)
Gmax ASTM F355 G 85 92 ˂200 Pass

Infill depth EN 1969 mm 34 37 N/A N/A

The results of the test program are detailed in Appendix A of this report.

The test locations are shown in Appendix B of this report.

CONCLUSION
The results are not compliant with the requirements of the ASTM F1936.

Report Number R15553CAN-B1


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Gmax Tests on a synthetic field installed at
BC Place, Vancouver, BC.

APPENDIX A - SITE RESULTS FOR GMAX


PROPERTY GMAX INFILL DEPTH
UNITS G MM
LOCATION 1 82 35
LOCATION 2 79 36
LOCATION 3 86 35
LOCATION 4 91 31
LOCATION 5 89 33
LOCATION 6 84 34
LOCATION 7 78 37
LOCATION 8 80 35
LOCATION 9 92 30
LOCATION 10 89 32
AVERAGE 85G 34mm

APPENDIX B - TEST POSITIONS FOR GMAX

Report Number R15553CAN-B1


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