Maidstone United became the first English club to build a new stadium integrating the highest quality 3G artificial pitch. They wanted to eliminate match postponements, create a new revenue stream through external pitch hire, and to be able to establish the stadium as a hub for all the club’s youth and community teams.
In August 2012 the pitch hosted the first FA cup match to be played on an artificial surface in England. ‘We chose Fieldturf as our supplier because their reputation was first class and they offered a 'one-stop' solution through their dedicated contractor partner Tony Patterson Sports Grounds. Tony Patterson were professional and pro-active in carrying out the works efficiently and in assisting us with decisions throughout the build. Since the completion of the pitch in July 2012 we have played on it regularly. It has proved to be excellent so far, playing well, now draining well and showings most of the characteristics of a top-quality grass pitch. We are delighted with it and the way in which Tony Patterson and Fieldturf assisted us all along the way.” The pitch delivers a certified FIFA Quality Pro Performance Standard. As well as providing a first-class pitch for Maidstone’s Vanarama National League programme it is now a valuable asset for this highly progressive club and the wider community. It also earned highly favourable media reviews when it featured on several occasions on sports TV during the 2016/17 season.
Every time you train, you need to push harder than you did the day before. Your pitch should push back. Take 5 and join us for a coffee and FREE Consultation. Chat to one of our sports engineers and discover what opportunities are available for you and your team. Transform your pitch and provide your athletes with a playing surface which is always up to the test.