Leading synthetic turf manufacturer, TigerTurf UK, has manufactured and supplied a 99.4m x 62.5m football surface for popular community space Ordsall Leisure Centre, on Ordsall Park in Salford.
Salford City council and Salford Community Leisure, who run the facility, sought to upgrade an existing synthetic pitch at the Leisure Centre which had reached the end of its operational life.
The project went under a competitive tender process under the FA/RFU/FF framework, and TigerTurf’s Soccer Real 60XQ was chosen due to its hard wearing properties and high performance components.
Boasting FIFA 1 and 2 star accreditation; TigerTurf’s Soccer Real 60XQ is a premier football product that meets the needs of professionals and the community alike. The third generation synthetic turf system has a 60mm pile height and comprises two unique profiled fibres; part-filled with rubber and sand which enhance the overall playing characteristics. Thanks to the blend of two unique profiled fibres, the system is not only extremely durable, but also maintains the look of a luscious playing surface throughout its entire lifespan.
Installed in conjunction with premier sports contractors McArdle Sport Tec and Sports Labs, the installation took eight weeks to complete with all teams working together to deliver the pitch on time despite difficult weather conditions.
The pitch was finished with markings to accommodate both 11-a-side matches and also small-sized cross play.
Steve Hassall, CEO at Salford Community Leisure commented: “We required a pitch that could withstand all weather conditions and TigerTurf had the solution. Since in place, the pitch has been a real focus for lively locals looking to exercise whether rain or shine! We hope the surface will continue to deliver for us for years to come.”
Paul Langford, Managing Director of TigerTurf UK commented: “Ordsall Park is at the heart of the community, the new football pitches have increased opportunity for visitors to the Park and have provided an excellent sporting facility. It’s great to see another Soccer Real installation extending playing hours for a community.”
Ordsall Park also possesses a natural grass football pitch, bowling green, community garden and older and younger childrens play areas.
For more information on TigerTurf UK, visit www.tigerturf.com/uk.