Sweden gets first taste of SISGrass





Football

Sweden has had its first taste of the revolutionary SISGrass hybrid system following the turfing of the Gamla Ullevi football stadium in Gothenburg.


Premier Pitches removed the pitch and SIS installed the turf in two days. Despite the inclement weather, the laser-guided installation was completed for handover in just eight days this March, and now puts the Gamla Ullevi Stadium firmly on the map and amongst good company on the international stage with the patented technology.


The stadium, which is used by local teams GAIS, IFK Göteburg and Örgryte IS, is also the home of the Sweden women’s team, ranked eighth in the world.


SISGrass Director, Ivo Lamot, said; “We are delighted to install our first SISGrass pitch in Sweden at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium.


“As a municipal stadium home to three football clubs, it was important to install a turf system that could cope with the demands of more regular matches and deliver the playing hours required whilst maintaining world class consistency.


“SISGrass provides them with an outstanding natural pitch surface with the added resilience and endurance courtesy of our revolutionary stitching process and high quality yarn.”


The team were confronted with snow and freezing pitch conditions in Gothenburg but found a solution utilising the ground the pitch cover and under soil heating to deliver the conditions required to stitch the advanced reinforced turf system.


Andy Cole, from iTurf Management who oversaw the project, commented; “From start to finish the SIS Pitches team were outstanding.


“We faced some tough challenges that could have easily resulted in delays to the pitch installation but their knowledge of pitch care and construction and ability to solve problems meant that we delivered on time and went over and above the expectations of the client.”


SISGrass is an advanced reinforced turf system featuring patented fibre injections, which offers increased pitch stability and delivers considerably more playing hours than natural grass surfaces.


SISGrass has also been installed at the training grounds of Chelsea, AFC Bournemouth, Hull City, Fulham, Derby County, Athletic Bilbao, FC Barcelona and the National Football Centre at St George’s Park, home of the English FA.


SIS Pitches has many years of experience in delivering natural turf pitches and synthetic turf pitches to some of the greatest names in sport as well as to schools, colleges, universities, sports clubs and local authorities. SIS Pitches has offices in the UK, Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Holland, Middle East and Angola.

Credit:www.fcbusiness.co.uk
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