29 Jul 2016

Work Begins at AFC Fylde on Twelve New GreenFields Pitches

Tags:Football · Hockey · Tufted

Vanarama National League North Club, AFC Fylde are in the midst of a multi-million pound development, which includes a series of sports pitches to be constructed by GreenFields.

The development of a sports village at Mill Farm will be the new home to rising football team, AFC Fylde who along with their stadium pitch will have extensive training pitches available on site, which will also be accessible for community use.

GreenFields will be constructing 12 pitches in total to include integral sports fencing and floodlighting at the site, which will include eight 5-a-side pitches, two 7-a-side pitches and one full sized football pitch. In addition, a full sized hockey pitch will provide international standard playing facilities for the current Springfields Hockey Club who will be renamed Fylde Hockey Club and will make Mill Farm their new home.

“We are delighted to be part of the exciting development at Mill Farm. AFC Fylde are a local club for GreenFields and to work with them to showcase our products in the North West is great for us. Our products have been used at a number of well-known venues across the UK and in fact globally with our hockey product TX utilised for the 2014 Hockey World Cup.”

Paul Milton, Commercial Director, GreenFields EMEA

The complex will also include a sports bar, restaurant, café, conference and event facilities, a new Aldi store, petrol station, convenience store, a hotel and a number of other shops. With over 500 people expected to be employed on site it will be an exciting development for the North of the country and will be available for the whole community to access.

For the 3G pitches, AFC Fylde have opted for Evolution XQ 60 Elite, a turf system that provides both resilience and strength simultaneously and offers exceptional playing characteristics including unmatched ball roll, ball bounce, resistance and sliding friendliness.

Alongside the 3G pitches, TX SW, the GreenFields premier sand dressed hockey surface, which has been developed for fast playing, modern hockey will be used for the full sized hockey pitch. TX SW has been tested and utilised extensively by clubs playing at the highest level providing players with total control, identical ball roll in all directions and great ball accuracy.

The installation which is now in progress is expected to be complete by the end of the year with the new pitches open to both the players and the public in 2017.

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