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Selhurst Park Pitch Renovation Update: Week 7

17 June 2014

Crystal Palace's new playing surface moved a huge step closer to completion at the weekend as the finishing touches were put to the new under soil heating network at Selhurst Park. 

The new piping has been installed under the pitch to meet Premier League regulations, which now require all 20 clubs to have under soil heating in place at their home stadium.

But with the fixtures for the 2014/15 season due to be announced tomorrow morning, there is still plenty more work to do to ensure that the new turf is ready for the Eagles' opening home game of the season. 

Already this week, 175mm of lower rootzone has been spread and levelled, with a further 100mm of upper rootzone being spread across the surface today ready for the final 25mm of fibre-sand. 
That will complete the construction side of the extensive pitch renovation project, which ground staff at Selhurst Park hope to have finalised by Friday. 

The seed will then be planted, giving the grass the best part of two months to grow ahead of the start of the season on Saturday 16th August. 

Keep an eye on for further regular updates on the pitch renovation project between now and kick-off on the opening day. 


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