8 Jun 2016

Hyde United Select GreenFields MX for their Stadium Pitch

Tags:Football · MX · Woven

Work has started at Hyde United F.C. on a new high spec football pitch which will meet professional FIFA requirements. The new surface will utilise the latest in sports turf innovation- GreenFields® MX TriMension.

The new pitch is being installed due to a £400,000 plus investment from Tameside Borough Council to provide Hyde United’s Ewen Field ground with a state-of-the-art all-weather community sports facility.

Previous installations of GreenFields® MX include: Arsenal F.C. Training Ground, Falkirk F.C. Stadium, Charlton Athletic F.C. Training Ground- Sparrows Lane Academy and the National Sports Performance Centre at Heriot-Watt University. The high-tech 3D woven GreenFields® MX surface offers a playing surface that is fully inspired by nature and on which players will feel ‘at home’ due to the natural look and feel. The patented weave technology results in an extremely high tuft bind resulting in clumps of fibres retaining their vertical memory. This synthetic turf system has a long-lasting performance providing a player experience like that of natural grass with excellent ball roll, ball bounce, grip, traction and shock absorption.

“The tender process for the new pitch at Hyde was managed by Tameside MBC, with several manufacturers/contractors invited to price the installation. It was clear early on in the process that GreenFields were the outstanding candidate, with a range of products at the top of the market in terms of quality, performance and value. It was also clear that their MX range was the one to have, with it recently having been installed in the training grounds at Arsenal and Celtic, as well as a number of professional grounds in the Scotland. The benefits for Hyde are better performance, enhanced durability and improved lifecycle, and for Greenfields it gives them a high profile installation into a stadium pitch for the product in England.”

Mark Worthington, Director, Hyde United

The first stage of removing the existing surface at the stadium prior to laying the FIFA approved 3G synthetic turf, was attended by club officials, local councillors and project managers from Tameside Borough Council along with GreenFields, the innovative market leader in synthetic turf systems.

The pitch will be completed in time for the pre-season programme and Paul Milton, Commercial Director of GreenFields EMEA confirmed: “The existing sub base at Ewen Fields, which dates back to the old all-weather pitch means we can shave three to four weeks off the original programme and expect to hand the key for the new FIFA 2* pitch back to the club by early July. We are proud to have been awarded this contract and are happy that Hyde will be the first club to showcase our high quality MX product in the North West.”

Given that assurance, Hyde United, now a member owned, semi-professional, community football Club, will, from the start of the 2016/17 season, become the permanent home for their existing Football Academy which will relocate from rented facilities in Knutsford. The investment to develop the stadium, which has been granted by Tameside Council is to encourage extended use by communities, predominantly from within the catchment area of Hyde, for projects such as further education and the development of footballing talent. The new facilities will also include classrooms, a physiotherapy and fitness gym and medical suite as well as a new club shop and a venue to host a range of fitness activities for local residents. The impressive development will increase employment opportunities as well as spending capability in the borough of Hyde.

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