New pitch for Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine
As part of our ongoing work with UEFA, STRI has been managing the reconstruction of the new pitch at Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, Ukraine, home to FC Metalist Kharkiv.
The new football pitch is being installed as part of the preparations for the hosting of UEFA EURO 2012 matches. The STRI team is working to deliver a pitch that will meet the highest international standards and to support the Metalist Stadium in their goal to become one of the best arenas in Europe.
The new build pitch incorporates all the latest technology, including the installation of a new drainage system, a state-of-the-art undersoil heating system, along with an innovative soil air system, which provides both aeration through the root zone and drainage, pulling moisture away from the surface.
The majority of preparation work has now been completed and sowing is taking place mid-May; the pitch is due for completion for the first match of the season for FC Metalist Kharkiv on 15 July 2011.
Click here to see the live video feed of the reconstruction of the pitch at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv.