Case story

Vestacare Stadium

Oldham, UK

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Location: Oldham, UK

Product: GreenFields Slide Max Pro 60

Date: Autumn 2017

Project Description:

Dual use facility, Vestacare Stadium home to both Avro FC and Oldham RLFC selected GreenFields to install two new pitches: a 3G and a natural grass field. The 7250m² GreenFields Slide Max Pro 60 pitch was completed at the start of summer in time for the new sports season. GreenFields Slide Max is an extremely resilient product, perfect for pitches that experience high usage levels whilst also providing a professional, high quality playing surface. Oldham RLFC have opted to return to the ground as the new pitch now meets the stringent requirements of the Rugby Football League which the old surface failed to do.

“This is great news for grassroots sports in the borough as well as local residents who now have a high-quality sporting facility right on their doorstep. The new sports pitch can support football, rugby league and rugby union – the only artificial pitch of its type in the borough.”

Cllr Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council

The natural grass pitch, also constructed by GreenFields is now complete with seed establishment taking place and will be in peak condition once Spring arrives. The project, led and funded by Oldham Council, will see the new pitches utilised all year round and will also benefit the local community with hire availability each evening. 

The completed 3G project included surrounding sports fencing, team shelters, rugby and football goals as well as successfully passing both FIFA Quality and RFL testing and accreditation.

At the beginning of the project we installed cameras to capture the construction of the 3G pitch, watch the time-lapse above to see the project from start to finish.

GreenFields Slide Max

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