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University of Stirling

Stirling, UK

Leading manufacturer, TigerTurf UK has completed the successful production of two specialist sports surfaces for Hockey and Football players at the University of Stirling.

The University of Stirling's sport-centered campus has become a hub for the local community, bringing together the people shaping Scottish sport, creating a critical mass of sporting expertise and excellence. 

Since being designated Scotland's "University for Sporting Excellence" in recognition of its contribution to Scottish sport, the University has sought two new playing surfaces. 

With a need for the highest quality synthetic sports pitches, the University of Stirling tasked TigerTurf UK with the manufacture of two bespoke surface solutions based on specific performance criteria which would maximise and enhance each player's ability.

TigerTurf UK recommended a bespoke Evo Pro hockey surface which was installed in partnership with sports contractor McArdle Sport-Tec Ltd. Providing longer life expectancy than any other product on the market; TigerTurf's Evo Pro system uses advanced fibre technology, making it an exceptional product for elite level hockey. Built with a sand infill, Evo Pro is also fully compliant with the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) National standard- guaranteeing professional quality player interaction and a satisfactory standard for international matches and/or tournaments.

With the University also wishing to enhance its offering for football teams, TigerTurf's 3G Total Turf 65 XQ was chosen to guarantee a minimum of 20,000 playing hours. Meeting FIFA 1 and 2 Star standards, the system uses XQ fibre technology which fulfils the requirement for safety, high performance and durability all year round.

Christie McNaughton, Project Manager from the University of Stirling commented: "Since installing two new artificial sports surfaces, they have been very well used, and will continue to be used for many years to come. Our sports surfaces now match our strong and ever growing reputation within Scottish sport and will continue to help our players develop and perform well in competitive fixtures."

Paul Langford, Managing Director at TigerTurf UK commented: "The installations at the University of Stirling underline our expertise in manufacturing bespoke sport-specific surfaced. We are sure that both of the University's own sports teams and local community clubs will enjoy making use of the new pitches for training and competitive features."

Date Project Completed: August 2012

Area: £524,226

Surface: TigerTurf 65 XQ & Evo Pro


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