New Dawn as Artificial Pitch Installation Commences at Highview Athletic FC
After years of hard work, Highview Athletic FC’s dream of a world-class synthetic turf pitch is about to become a reality. Works got underway today converting the existing natural grass pitch at the club’s home grounds in Harristown, Co. Kilkenny to a full-size FIFA Approved artificial grass pitch.
Highview Athletic FC continues to grow in numbers each year and the need for a state-of-the-art 3G pitch is badly needed. Recent years have seen a significant increase in playing numbers across all sections of the club.
Given the growth in numbers playing football, Highview Athletic FC’s main goal is to develop high quality facilities for all its members and the community. By designing and constructing the facility to FIFA standards the club can then use the pitch for matches and training, in the evenings and at weekends and also make it available to other clubs in the community.
The project which will take approximately 12 weeks to complete will include full groundworks plus the installation of an enhanced drainage system, perimeter fencing, ball stop netting, spectator railing, lighting and a gravel footpath/community walkway with provisions for lighting which will be accessible at all times and open to the public.
The Chosen Surface
Highview Athletic have opted for our SUPERB 50 artificial turf, a real heavy weight premier football surface, on a high-density performance shock pad, sat atop a complete drainage system and stone base.
Our SUPERB 50 synthetic turf system on pad offers superior play characteristics providing the ultimate football experience. The unique diamond shape of the Superb yarn ensures the blades stay standing upright, giving a ball roll that is as close to a high-quality natural turf pitch as possible.
SUPERB is manufactured using the C8 polymer, the market leading yarn in artificial and sports grass worldwide. C8 is a purer polymer making the fibres extremely soft to touch yet incredibly durable and exceptionally resilient.
- 80m of 1.2m high fencing
- 315m of 2.4m high fencing
- 315m of 2.6m high netting
- 646m2 of gravel footpath
Tested to the Highest Standards
The new pitch will be independently tested to FIFA standards and works are expected to take approximately 12 weeks. Once completed, the new state-of-the-art 3G facility will help grow and develop grassroots football, contributing significantly to the overall development of sport in the local community.
How PST Sport Can Help You
PST Sport design, construct and install the most technologically advanced artificial grass pitches, both green field sites and re-turfing older pitches. We deliver world-class sports surfaces for clubs, schools and universities allowing players to perform to the highest level all year round.
If you have a project you would like to discuss we would love the opportunity to meet with you to see if we can help in any way. CONTACT US