Work on the pitch nearing completion
Progress has been made over the last two weeks with the JD Stadium Pitch. Three key stages are now complete with regards the playing surface.
Using specialist equipment and lasers, the pitch is now completely flat with the crown down the centre of the pitch having been removed. Once levelled and dressed, work began on the installation of new drains within the surface. Once that was complete a new sprinkler system was installed and will be proved to work on Wednesday morning.
Once the sprinklers have been commissioned, then all work will be quickly completed. Top dressing will be the first to go down followed by ‘fibre sand’. The sand has special fibres mixed with it that allows grass roots to secure a firmer hold.
Once that goes down, then the final part of the five week process is to seed the pitch, and progress so far indicates that seeding will be completed at some point on Wednesday. Then the pitch is handed over to Mother Nature and allowed to grow.
Our next pitch update will be to reveal the new surface being marked out in readiness for the new season, including a time lapse video of all the work that has gone on over the last five weeks to completion.
The pitch has undergone its biggest redevelopment in the clubs long history and once complete, we hope it will prove to be one of the best, if not the best, in League Two