Pitch good to grow

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

CON­TRAC­TOR HG Sports Turf has been ap­pointed to pre­pare the pitch, grow and in­stall more than 17,000sqm of turf for the Perth Sta­dium play­ing sur­face.

The grass will be grown in Ser­pen­tine and is ex­pected to be laid in mid-2017.

Pre­mier Colin Bar­nett and Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mia Davies were on-site on Septem­ber 1 with se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion Aus­tralia, ahead of the Soc­ceroo’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qual­i­fier against Iraq at Perth Oval last week.

“The play­ing sur­face for the 60,000-seat sta­dium is a hugely im­por­tant el­e­ment of the project,” Mr Bar­nett said.

Ms Davies said the turf was also used in Perth Oval and re­ceived rave re­views from play­ers - in­clud­ing the Soc­ceroos.

The Perth Sta­dium and Sports Precinct is on sched­ule to open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL sea­son.

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