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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Cumbrian firm's record-breaking job at Dutch football stadium

Maryport-based firm SIS Pitches has re-turfed the home of Ajax football club in Holland - in a record-breaking 14 hours and seven minutes.

The work took place on Monday, with the company working overnight to complete the job at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The speedy re-turf beat SIS's own record of 18 hours from a previous re-turf at the same stadium.

Re-turfing is the removal of an existing surface and its replacement with a purpose grown turf.

The job was completed ahead of the World Cup 2014 warm up game between the Netherlands and Wales today.

It is the latest success for SIS.

It recently won a two-year extension to its contract to maintain the football pitch at Galatasary’s stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. It has also installed pitches at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium and FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou, and is working at Spartak Moscow’s new Otkritie Arena, which will host matches in the 2018 World Cup.

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