Aberdeen pitch up new plan

Aberdeen have announced that their Pittodrie pitch is to be given a major upgrade this summer.

Last Updated: 16/05/13 at 13:48 Post Comment

New surface at Pittodrie this summer

New surface at Pittodrie this summer

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The current sand-based surface will be modified to include fibresand which it is hoped will herald a surface more conducive to passing football.

There will also be an improved sprinkler system and manager Derek McInnes said: "As has been the case with many pitches throughout the country, since the turn of the year the surface has been a major concern.

"The club has recognised this and has taken the best advice possible in order to have a better playing surface which will improve the product for the fans."

Groundsman Paul Fiske added: "The current surface is eight years old and has served us well, as we've never had a game postponed.

"However, this season we saw three inches of rain on the day of the St. Johnstone match in December and that caused the most damage."

"The laying of a Fibresand reinforced pitch will prevent it from breaking up and causing bobbles and while, come February, aesthetically it may look a bit thin, it will not cut up in the manner of the current surface."

The work will see the new surface ready in approximately two months.

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