Abbey Lane Football Pitches Handed Over to Hanley Town FC

Added: 7th August 2015


Following a rigorous period of post-construction care and maintenance, to bring the facilities into prime condition for use, Turfdry was delighted to officially handover the brand new sports pitches constructed for Stoke-on-Trent City Council in 2014.

Consisting of a trio of football pitches – in senior, youth and mini-soccer sizes – the entire complex benefits from the unique Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain, to maximise the likelihood of year-round play.

The construction process itself threw up a number of challenging hurdles – not least of which being problems with ground water and running sand, which meant that parts of the site could not even be walked on. However, thanks to some creative problem-solving and some old fashioned hard work, the facility has developed into something to be proud of, for all concerned; learn more about the challenges and solutions encountered and employed at Abbey Lane here.

This is a sentiment echoed by the Institute of Groundsmanship, who have been carrying out independent assessment of the pitches in the build-up to handover, and have indicated that they are very satisfied with the project. Indeed, in its recent report to the FA, the IOG used its Performance Quality Standard scale to assess the pitches, awarding them the highest possible rating.

Turfdry is confident in its ability to deliver top quality sports pitches, and welcomes this kind of independent analysis of its work, which not only provides reassurance to clients, but also help with regards to achieving Turfdry’s mission statement: ‘Committed to Improving the Nation’s Sports Pitches’.