Rio neighborhood gets pitch with lights powered by player movement
An impoverished neighborhood in Rio de Janiero has a cutting edge soccer pitch with lights fueled by the movement of players, thanks to Pelé and gas company Shell.
The Brazilian legend was on hand to debut the new field, which features turf laid over 200 tiles that use the footfalls of players to gather energy for the floodlights. The lights illuminate the field in the center of the Morro da Mineira neighborhood.
The now pristine playing field was in dire condition before the renovations.
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