UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
We submitted a successful tender to install two all-weather pitches at the University of Stirling in Scotland. This included a full-size 3G rugby surface and a sand-dressed hockey pitch.
After being designated Scotland’s “University for Sporting Excellence” in recognition of its contribution to Scottish sport, the University of Stirling sought two new playing surfaces in 2012. The University contacted specialist sports consultants Sports Labs Ltd to assist with their plans for the reconstruction of a full-size 3G artificial turf pitch and an FIH National tested Hockey surface. After submitting a tender for the new pitches, McArdle Sport Tec were chosen for the installation.
The University needed a 3G carpet for rugby which met both IRB and FIFA one star and FIFA two star accreditations and which guaranteed a minimum of 20,000 playing hours. For this reason, TigerTurf UK’s Total Turf XQ with a 65m pile height was selected. For the hockey pitch, the popular sand-dressed Evo Pro surface by TigerTurf UK was chosen. This is fully compliant with the International Hockey Federation’s National standard.
Since the installation of the £525,000 facilities, the University of Stirling’s sport-centred campus has become a hub for the local community, bringing together the people shaping Scottish sport, their expertise and excellence.
“Since installing two new artificial sports surfaces, they have been very well used, and will continue to be used for many years to come. Our sports surfaces now match our strong and ever growing reputation within Scottish sport and will continue to help our players develop and perform well in competitive fixtures.” – Christie McNaughton, Project Manager at the University of Stirling.