SportScotland ask Sportex to convert old water-based pitch into a World Rugby synthetic turf facility.

SportScotland required an existing water-based hockey pitch at their national training centre to be extended and converted to a new 6996m2, 60mm FIFA QUALITY and World Rugby compliant, synthetic turf facility. The scope of works included the removal of the existing water-based carpet and underlying 12mm shockpad. Necessary repairs were made to the existing asphalt base. Excavations, ground and civils work were undertaken to extend the existing pitch, both longitudinally and laterally. On completion of the preparations for the newly extended site, new 20mm shockpad and a new 60mm 3G woven synthetic turf carpet were installed, complete with football lines, cross pitch football D’s and new football goal equipment.

A new retaining wall was created surrounding the newly extended areas. To complete the project Installation, a new gable-end twin wire, rigid panel 5m high perimeter fence and 1.25m high spectator rail were installed.

Independent testing of the completed field was conducted to achieve FIFA Quality and World Rugby performance standard.


Governing body for Sport in Scotland

Facility Size

106m x 66m

Finished Surface

Greenfields MX Elite 60

Performance Standard

World Rugby R22 / FIFA Quality

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