There’s a new pitch at Twickenham Stadium, rumoured to have cost up to £1m to be one of the most expensive pitches in Europe.
The original foundations and drainage system that was put in place more than 100 years ago has finally been replaced at Twickenham Stadium.
It took 14 weeks of work to remove the 9,000 tonnes of pitch, install new irrigation, drainage and under-soil heating – and then seeded with lovely grass and artificial fibres to be ready for the start of this season, and of course in time for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The recent changes to the stadium have impacted both sunlight and ventilation, and as a result the pitch was finding it harder and harder to cope with the 60+ matches every year. This new hybrid real/artificial grass solution should make all the difference.