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Selhurst Park Pitch Renovation Update: Week 6

9 June 2014

This week will see the installation of a new undersoil heating system at Selhurst Park to bring the club in line with new Premier League guidelines.

Since the pitch was dug up days after the epic encounter with Liverpool in May, work has now nearly finished on creating a new drainage system which has been covered by gravel ready for a network of pipes to be installed on top.

Hot water will then be pumped through these pipes during the winter months to ensure that any snow or frost melts away to prevent any of the Eagles' fixtures falling foul to the weather.

It is hoped that the heating system will be laid by the end of the week and covered with sand, before a layer of topsoil is added to start the creation of the new playing surface.

Meanwhile, the training ground continues to also have a facelift, with the old soil from last season's pitch to be laid and re-seeded over in Beckenham over the coming days, and should be ready for when the players return to pre-season training in July.

Keep checking out for more updates on the Selhurst pitch over the course of the summer.

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