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Case Studies: Sports

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Scandinavian Football Stadium

A pioneering team of international turf experts has given two Scandinavian stadiums real grass, established for the first time in the winter off-season. Due to the weather, Scandinavian football is played from April to November. Johnny Trandem a Norwegian turf grower who has turfed many of the country’s stadiums explains that, “This means that our [...]

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Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

When Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium was preparing to host the FA Cup Final they selected Lindum to provide them with the 10,000 square metres of specialist thick turf they needed, all of which had to be grown to their exact requirements. Sown 16 months before it was due to be harvested, the seed selected was a [...]

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Wigan Football Club

The JJB Stadium in Wigan is home not only to premiership football team Wigan FC, but is also the homeground of the hugely popular Wigan Warriors Rugby League club. Having these two teams play at the ground means that the pitch has to withstand an enormous amount of wear and tear throughout the year. The [...]

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Bournemouth Football Club

Kestrel Golf and Sports had been discussing with Bournemouth Football Club the replacement of their pitch and advised them, because of the intensity of play, to consider a fibre reinforced surface. Kestrel directors Bill Martin and Will Buxton brought the head groundsman to Lindum’s growing centre, near York, to inspect a Lindum Lokturf pitch, upon [...]

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Chelsea Traing Ground

Chelsea Football Club

Premier League’s Chelsea Football Club covered their fibre reinforced pitches with 62,000 square metres of Lindum’s LT6 washed sporturf. Their brand new grounds were created when 70 acres of land was bought from Imperial College, Cobham, Surrey and six pitches were stripped to the subsoil and built up again with a shingle base, sand, lower [...]

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Headingley Carnegie

At Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Headingley Carnegie, six months’ work to level the pitch and install new irrigation and drainage systems at the 15,000 square metre ground was completed when the final piece of specially reinforced Lindum Lokturf was laid, ready for immediate use and in time for the players to practice ahead of the [...]

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The Brit Oval

The Brit Oval

Thirteen thousand square metres of Lindum’s finest turf were laid at the Brit Oval following extensive works to level the ground, install new drainage and irrigation in preparation for the 2009 season; the season when England reclaimed the Ashes. According to Head Groundsman Bill Gordon, the surface at the Brit Oval had not been relaid [...]

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Tennis in Trafalgar Sq

Tennis in Trafalgar Square

Lindum Grassfelt shared centre stage with top international tennis stars, Boris Becker and Tim Henman, on a temporary tennis court laid in Trafalgar Square, as they took part in the finals of the “Ariel Tennis Ace” campaign, a nationwide search to find the future stars of British tennis. The organisers of the event, A.J. Leisure, [...]

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