Leigh Sports Village, UK

Leigh Sports Village, UK
Leigh Sports Village, UK
Leigh Sports Village, UK
Leigh Sports Village, UK

"Within two weeks, the seed was up and beginning to put down new roots that eventually wrapped around the filaments, thereby making the pitch more stable"
Keith Porter, Head Groundsman at Leigh Sports Village

Leigh Sports Village completes busy schedule of rugby, football and events with Desso GrassMaster

Over 50 games in 6 months time

The stadium of Leigh Sports Village is home to no less than five rugby and football clubs. All teams play matches in the stadium on a weekly basis. In six months time the pitch completes over 50 rugby and football games. Add up a number of events and you get a very busy stadium schedule.

Proven pedigree

With such a schedule, the stadium needs a surface that can handle these high demands. Keith Porter, Head Groundsman at LSV and RFL Groundsman of the Year, pleaded for a Desso GrassMaster hybrid pitch. Porter: "The original stadium pitch was not performing as it should. It cut up very quickly and, on further inspection, we found there was little rooting taking place. So I persuaded the council to invest in the Desso Grassmaster system, explaining that, as several top premiership clubs now play on it, it has a proven pedigree."

Durability and sustainability

Porter: "This ‘Desso’ installation will provide durability and sustainability (...) Desso filaments were sown into the pitch to a depth of 20 cm and, within two weeks, the seed was up and beginning to put down new roots that eventually wrapped around the filaments, thereby making the pitch more stable.”

Leigh Sports Village: state-of-the-art sports complex

Leigh Sports Village is a multifunctional complex with everything that goes with it. It has an athletic stadium, an indoor sports centre with swimming pool and fitness rooms, outdoor facilities with natural and 3G artificial sports pitches, a hotel and business centre, and an 11,000 seated multifunctional stadium with hybrid grass pitch.

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