British manufacturer and ESTO member TigerTurf has recently installed a brand new sports pitch at the University of Stirling, in partnership with McArdle Sport-Tec Ltd., one of the UK’s longest standing sports surface contractors.
The surface, TigerTurf’s Total Turf 65XQ, is currently the UK’s leading multi 3G surface following its launch in 2012, with a guarantee of 20,000 playing hours. Originally designed for professional use, Total Turf 65XQ has proven very popular with schools, colleges and universities as a result of its high quality and testing in both rugby and football. The product offers many of the key benefits of synthetic turf including improved performance, durability and aesthetics, improved player comfort and limited maintenance requirements.
The project was first commissioned by the University of Stirling in June 2012, who cited specific performance characteristics in order to maximise and enhance players’ abilities as the main objective for the new surface.
Ian Graham, sports facilities manager at the University of Stirling confirms the positive feedback since the new pitch was installed: “The surface has been really well received by rugby, American Football and football players alike; it is already very well used and enables the University to provide students with a high performance, consistent and safe surface”.
The pitch is also FIFA 1 and 2 Star accredited, and meets IRB Regulation 22 and GAA standards in conjunction with the advised shock pads.
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