|The new 55,000-seater National Stadium|
Scheduled to be completed by next month when the new arena will be staging their very first event - The Rugby World Club 10s on 21st and 22nd of June, the pitch will be turfed using Desso GrassMaster system which is developed by Desso Sports System, a leading specialists in global sports field technology.
|Kudos to these guys for their work|
|A moth inspecting the blades of the grass|
Having the target of staging up to 90 events a year, it's essential to have a surface can be used for both sporting and non-sporting events that requires versatility and durability.
For that being the reasons why the "Lay and Play" (for the lack of reinforcement to hold the grass to the surface and risk of having players being injured) and "Artificial Surface" (while providing shorter maintenance period, it doesn't meet the requirements of the athletics world governing body - IAAF's approval and other credibility issues) are ruled out.
|(L-R) DTZ's Senior Director Gregory Gillin and Desso's CEO |
Alexander Collot d'Escury with grass sample of the field
It is understood that National Stadium in the Sports Hub will be the first Asian stadium to install this new surface that was already laid in place in stadiums like Manchester United's Old Trafford and the Wembley Stadium.
|The stadium is seven-storey high|