Edgar Sports Centre
Edgar Sports Centre

Case Studies

Edgar Sports Centre

Dunedin sports teams have new premium TigerTurf multi-sport courts in the Edgar Centre, with
the installation of TigerTurf’s Advantage multi-sport surface on 14 of its courts.



Icon - February 2015

Date Project Completed

February 2015

Icon - 9,000m2



Icon - TigerTurf Advantage plus 5mm shock pad


TigerTurf Advantage plus 5mm shock pad

Icon - Concrete sub-base


Concrete sub-base

The Edgar Centre Story

The Edgar Centre Story

The Edgar Centre, Dunedin’s popular
indoor sports centre is one of the largest
indoor sports venues in the southern
Growing Popularity

Growing Popularity

The new TigerTurf multi-sport surface
replaces the existing turf, which had been
in constant use since the Edgar Centre
was opened in 1994 by Queen Elizabeth.
Since that date, the venue has proven to
be even more popular with the Dunedin
community than had been expected, and
that popularity is still growing.

TigerTurf Advantage

TigerTurf Advantage is an outstanding tennis and
multi-sport surface that encourages players at the
top of their game to extend themselves even further,
while developing players can more readily improve their
skills on this technical tennis turf.
Advantage is at the top of our tennis range. It is an
extremely hardwearing medium pile surface and comes
with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.
TigerTurf Advantage is also an excellent surface within
the Gym environment. Its hard wearing characteristics
make it ideal for resistance training, high impact and
indoor field sports.

A Sense Of Achievement

With the community courts in use for several different sports every day, thousands of feet were pounding the turf, year after year.

The System

• The new surface had to perform well for hockey, tennis and netball, and it had to be tough.

• The well-worn older turf was removed; the uneven sub-base patched to provide a stable, safe support for the playing surface.

• A rubber shock pad was laid under the TigerTurf Advantage synthetic turf to protect players, absorbing repetitive impact that might cause injury or strains.

• The courts are permanently marked for tennis, netball and hockey in bright yellow and white on a bright green turf with a deep blue border.

The effect is impressive, and gives spectators a very clear view of the courts.

The Product

• TigerTurf Advantage’s curly fibres entrap the sand infil making it ideal for netball.

• Advantage is manufactured with a yarn designed to be non-reflective under floodlights

• The surface, classed as medium to fast, takes spin and offers excellent grip for several sports

• Even after heavy use, this surface will give high performance, resilience and durability.

The Community

Dunedin sports people will be training and keeping fit on these courts for decades.

The project was funded by grants from the Dunedin Community Trust and the Lotteries Commission, supplemented by fundraising by the Edgar Centre.

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