Accrington & Rossendale
State-of-the-art FIFA 1* 3G Pitch
Blakedown Sport & Play have constructed a 100m x 63m full-size 3G pitch certified to FIFA 1-star standards, complete with twin-bar fencing and six column floodlighting system, at Accrington and Rossendale College in Lancashire.
This top-specification installation saw the 3G artificial turf laid onto an Engineered base comprising a double layer of porous macadam. The selected 3G turf was made by Belgian turf manufacturer Desso, famous for the Grassmaster system used at Wembley, the Santiago Bernabeu, and Emirates stadiums.
Client: Accrington & Rossendale College Foundation
Contract Type: JCT Minor Works
Build Time: 16 weeks
Head of Sports, Mark Fell, said of the pitch: "Our academy teams will be based at this new facility, providing them with a training centre to rival and surpass most professional football clubs' own training grounds."
The college principal, Stephen Carlisle, added, "This is a great facility for the entire community and we will ensure it is enjoyed, not only by our talented students, but by local schools, football clubs and other groups who will benefit from the investment."
Location: Broad Oak Campus, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2AW
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