InTurf in British collaboration on Danish national football stadium

British turf experts have helped the Danes choose a winning pitch surface for the national football stadium.

Former Wembley groundsman works on Danish national stadium with InTurf - image: InTurf
Former Wembley groundsman works on Danish national stadium with InTurf - image: InTurf

Brits teamed together to roll out pitch-perfect turf for the national football stadium of Denmark.

Chris Hague, a grounds keeper who worked on the original Wembley Stadium, hooked up with InTurf to upgrade the surface, also used for rock, raves and speedway.

"We had a number of events running right through the summer culminating in a huge rave in October," he said of the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

"The tricky aspect was that international matches were scheduled for early November so the timescale for change was very tight.

"As a national stadium we are in constant contact with all the major turf growers but when it came to quality, the Inturf offering was absolutely right."

Contractor Support in Sport ripped up the old pitch and laid the new in a logistical operation that involved 30 articulated-lorryloads of turf crossing the North Sea.

Within 10 days of laying there were three training matches and three full fixtures including an international against Norway a month ago, which Denmark won.

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