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Synthetic Turf Specialist

ASB Park

Christchurch, New Zealand

Everybody loves the turf.  Usage is through the roof, with the biggest challenge, balancing the demand.

Mike Coggan, Mainland Football CEO

The first artificial Football pitch in Christchurch was completed by TigerTurf in September 2011.  Commissioned by Mainland Football to provide a top class field for Canterbury United as well as a premier synthetic surface for the development of football in Christchurch, the new field is already yielding the benefits of a top quality all weather pitch with consistent playing conditions.

The facility was one of the first major civil construction projects started and successfully completed after the devastating February 2011 earthquake.  With a history of being a wet, poor draining field, the site build was further complicated

with having to remediate soft spots and liquefaction caused by repeated tremors. These challenges were overcome by establishing a strong, project partnership between the FIFA, the Christchurch City Council, NZ Football and TigerTurf/Edel.   Edel, a sister company to TigerTurf, supplied the surface and the project was designed, built and installed by TigerTurf.

The 10,275m2 Edel Scrum 65 surface was laid over a fully engineered dynamic base, a 10mm preformed BSW shock pad, in-filled with sand and SBR rubber infill and tested for both IRB and FIFA 2 Star accreditation.

Mike Coggan, Chief Executive of Mainland Football, said, ‘’They’ve turned a dream into reality. It’s a great honour for Christchurch to host this prototype for things to come.  There is a growing worldwide demand for grounds such as these, and Christchurch is leading the way.’’

Mayor Bob Parker said the facility was another boost for the city.

‘’It’s another huge step forward in our journey not just to rebuild Christchurch, but to make it cutting-edge - our bright future is emerging already.’’

Date Project Completed: September 2011

Area: FIFA Goal Project NZ$1.5m with shockpad

Surface: Edel Scrum 65 surface plus 10mm BSW shock pad.

Base: Dynamic base stablilised with TigerBond.

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