The increasing popularity of indoor hockey and the associated demand for temporary indoor hockey space is a problem for many associations. The Air dome seems an ideal solution and of course the necessary questions arise with interested clubs.


  • What does an Air dome cost?

  • What are the operational costs?

  • How sustainable is it in terms of energy consumption?

  • How long does it last?

  • How much effort does it cost to set it up?

  • How many volunteers do I need?

  • Is such an Air dome fog-free and safe for sports?

  • What does that do with my artificial grass pitch? Will it break?

  • How long is there a guarantee?

And much more


Logical questions that every club struggles with and first wants to see answered, because the experiences in the Netherlands are very diverse. Hockey CC has done extensive research in this area and has built up expertise on these questions. We like to share that.


How does it work?

Hockey CC, in consultation with Recreational Systems International, has developed a vision for the realization of Air domes. That vision is based on 3 starting points


  1. Durability; in energy consumption through optimal isolation of the dome. A price / performance ratio of an Air dome that earns money in the short and long term.

  2. Hockey; safety for the player, i.e. without condensation in the hall

  3. Artificial grass; It is important that the field can be used for the other 8 months of the year


For Hockey CC these were the guiding principles in the criteria for the selection of suitable air domes. Of course there are more elements to look at, such as the ease of use and ease of installation and the resistance to vandalism that we have taken into account.

We would like to make an appointment to explain further.

In December 2017 European Sports Dome (ESD) delivered the most sustainable indoor hockey hall at hockey club H.O.D. (Valkenswaard) with 2 unique elements in the Netherlands.

The first element is the thermo membrane system. A system consisting of a double diaphragm with virtually stagnant air between the outside and the inside. In this way meeting the requirements of the H.O.D. board, namely the lowest possible operational burden and the safest possible sport climate without condensation.

The second element is a foundation that does justice to the hockey sport at the moment the dome is not there, in other words, the least possible burden of the construction on the artificial turf at the moment that it is used to play field hockey.

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