Glasgow Warriors to Play on Artificial Grass for the New Season
The Scotstoun pitch was badly affected by the weather during the recent seasons, causing issues for the Glasgow warriors. The team is therefore planning to play all of their home games in the 2017 season on artificial grass. The existing pitch will be replaced by a synthetic grass which will provide an all weather ground.
This will come as a welcome change after the team were forced to play three matches away from home last season. The budget for the new pitch was approved by Glasgow City council coming to a total of £750,000.
Glasgow Warriors to Play on Artificial Grass
This news does not come as a surprise. In fact, artificial grass has also been used in recent seasons by the Saracens and the Cardiff Blues. Fans have been glad to hear of the new pitch as it will help prevent postponements. Furthermore, people have high hopes that this change will improve the facilities that the athletes are using. This will help them to perform even better during their matches.
A plan to prevent challenges
Even the managing director of Glasgow Warriors, Nathan Bombrys agrees that it was necessary to change it to artificial grass. It’s in his interest, especially after another season was disrupted because of problems with the pitch. He thinks that it is a great idea to make such changes in order to prevent the challenges from happening again. After all, artificial grass will remain in an excellent condition, regardless of the season. This will allow the rugby team to play the sport that they love.
According to Bombrys, the development will provide great benefits to the club. Not only will it offer much better facilities than before for it is also more accessible. With that said, he fully believes that it would also provide more opportunities for Scotstoun to be chosen as a place for more rugby matches. Also, they are not only focused in bringing more rugby matches for they also aim to extend their love for the said sport in the southern part of Scotland.
Apart from the replacement of the grass with artificial grass, improvements would also be made to the running track outdoors and it has been included in the allotted budget as well. Not only that, they would also do some works on the stadium’s drainage. More than that, it is also expected to meet the guidelines set by the World Rugby. It would also be a compliant throws area where events and training would take place. With that, there is surely no doubt that it has been such a great move from the government of Glasgow City and for those who have shown great support for it.