McArdle Sport Tec were selected after submitting a tender to construct a brand new 3G pitch at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Cyncoed Campus.

The University sought a premier sports surface that would maintain peak performance in demanding weather conditions, withstand heavy usage, and be suitable to host competitive games.

Working closely with our manufacturing partner TigerTurf UK, we carefully chose their premier football carpet Soccer Real 50XQ to be laid on top of a 15mm in-situ rubber shock pad for the new 111m x 74m pitch. The surface was designed to offer a safe and authentic ball/surface and player/surface interaction, which was a critical requirement for Cardiff Metropolitan.

The project was completed with the addition of a new 2.5m high fence and floodlighting system.

“The new floodlit pitch is FIFA 2 Star rated, so we can host premiership and international teams, but first and foremost it gives us a high quality teaching, coaching and community facility that mean all the needs of our men’s and women’s football players.” – Dave Cobner, Director of Sport

Chris Jennings, Assistant Director of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University commented:

“The University undertook extensive research prior to awarding this contract to install its first European standard (105m x 65m) football specific 3G pitch. From the point where the contract was awarded to the final hand over of the project and the completion of the FIFA 2 star certification, McArdle Sport Tec provided a professional service and efficient management of the project through difficult weather conditions. The final outcome is a facility that has been highly praised by visiting teams, league officials and professional clubs.”

The project was completed with the addition of a new 2.5m high fence and floodlighting system.
The total value of this project was approximately £1.33m.

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