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Wigan Warriors, Central Park

Wigan Warriors, Central Park

The Project

  • Wigan Warriors RLFC is one of the most famous and successful sports clubs in the world. Their objective was to provide a training & community facility which offered a high performance rugby surface.  

The Works        

  • The chosen surface to replace the sand-dressed surface we had previously installed on the facility many years prior was Thornton Sports’ Rugby Pro M surface. A 3rd Generation sand/rubber filled synthetic grass; this high performance surface meets the requirements of IRB Regulation 22, and is manufactured in-house within the UK.

  • A new 25mm in-situ shock-pad was installed to ensure the new facility’s compliance with the IRB performance requirement.

  • Thornton Sports’s initial site investigation identified problems with ground stability in one corner of the existing pitch. The installation of a geo-grid reinforcement layer ensured the newly resurfaced facility would not suffer the same issues.

The Client

Wigan Warriors are delighted with their new facility, as Geoff  Warburton, Sales Director, comments:

“Following the recent completion of the synthetic grass pitch facility at our Central Park training facility I would like to say how pleased I am with the new surface. The performance of the Rugby Pro M surface is exceptional and our own junior team coaches and also many community users have offered nothing but praise for this new facility.

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