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Hamilton Academical New Douglas Park Stadium

Hamilton, Scotland

When Scottish football club, Hamilton Academical FC experienced a series of winter fixture postponements due to adverse weather conditions, the Championship outfit decided to install artificial turf. TigerTurf’s Total Turf 60XQ was the chosen product for the installation

The north facing pitch at Hamilton Academical Football Club’s stadium had suffered from prolonged exposure to Scottish winter weather, which, when coupled with a demanding fixture schedule, caused rapid deterioration of the natural playing surface. Leading synthetic turf manufacturer, TigerTurf UK Ltd, collaborated with Chieftain Contractors to manufacture and install a high performance football pitch at New Douglas Park.

Faced with a very short lead time, the project took just 5 weeks in total, with FIFA testing completed in time for the beginning of the 2013/14 Scottish

Championship season. On completion of the £400,000 installation, Shaun Fagan, Commercial Manager at Hamilton Academicals FC commented: “The product itself, Total Turf 60XQ, alongside the additional bespoke anti-flood measures will ensure that we will be able to use our facilities all year round, giving us the potential to increase revenue, much happier fans and a better training/playing ground for our players.

It will also support us to continue the projects we engage in with the local community, which is very important to the team at Hamilton.”

Paul Langford, Managing Director at TigerTurf added: “We are really proud to have completed our first artificial stadium pitch in Scotland and that the club is happy with the end result.”

Since the summer installation, Hamilton Academical’s performances have gone from strength to strength, with the Accies being promoted to the the Scottish Premiership.

The New Douglas Park outfit will be hoping that their brand new playing surface proves to be their signing of the summer in the 2014/15 premiership.

Date Project Completed: August 2013

Area: £400,000

Surface: Total Turf 60XQ

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