Pitch work starts at Bramall Lane

Last updated : 22 May 2008 By Jamie Furniss
The pitch at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane has been ripped up and is soon to be re-laid with brand new turf.

As soon as a few friendly matches and the community day held at Bramall Lane were held the groundsmen wasted no time to remove the 112x72 yard surface.

Head groundsman Glenn Nortcliffe said:"We will be looking at a better pitch, the grass will be stronger, hard-wearing, and there will be fewer divots. In the last couple of seasons we have experienced similar problems to other clubs who have big stadiums with regards to light and air movement but we have been working on new ideas."

The pitch has been re-liad with rye grass. The pitch has also been layered with tonnes of sand over the top of the planted rye grass. Glenn Nortcliffe finished:"It just looks like sand and soil now but we will soon start seeing results. We will be able to complete the first cut within the next 10 to 14 days, weather permitting" added Glenn.