The work to renovate the Spotland pitch ahead of the 2014/15 season is now complete.
Contractors, who had been on site since Monday, finished the extensive overhaul of the playing surface on Thursday afternoon.
The renovations started with the existing surface being removed to allow a clean bed to start the works, before fibre sand, which will keep the pitch knitted together when the new seed establishes, was spread and parrow harrowed the into the surface down to 100mm. The final stage of the process saw the contractors rake the surface before re-seeding.
The next step is to apply plenty of water using the sprinkler system, which will ensure growth. We should see the first signs of the new grass start appearing in around 5 days.
We’ll keep you up to date with how the pitch is progressing in the coming weeks.