Petone Memorial Park Artificial Pitch Project

Artificial Pitch Update

2 November 2012

 

After a long wait work has finally started on the artificial pitch which is replacing No. 1. Work began on Tuesday 23 October and thanks to some wonderful weather is coming along nicely.

 

We will try and keep track of the progress and post photos regularly on the Photo Gallery Page. The first lot are being uploaded as I write this and should be ready to view soon.

A panoramic shot was taken to cover all of the work so far but is a little big to see in the gallery so below you will find 2 links. The first, a copy of the photo and the second the original photo in full resolution. The original file is only 6mb so feel free to save a copy for a closer look.

 

Photos

Scaled Down Photo

Original Photo

Memorial Park Artificial Gets Sign Off

30 May 2012

 

Capital Football, NZ Football (representing FIFA) and Hutt City Council are pleased to announce that the contract for the artificial turf at Memorial Park, Petone, has now been signed. It is expected that work will commence within the next month.

 

The development of an artificial turf in the Hutt Valley is exciting and will further strengthen the Memorial Park complex as the ‘Home of Football’ for the Capital Football region. It will see clubs increasing the number of games able to be played on artificial turf, thus ensuring that teams can be confident that that their matches won’t be postponed because of adverse weather conditions. The evidence from the experience on artificial grounds already in use in Wellington is that the quality of the surface is contributing to a corresponding increase in the quality of the football. The new turf will provide a quality centralised venue for Capital Football’s Talent Programmes and is likely to enable more regional and hopefully, national tournaments to be hosted in the Hutt Valley.

 

Aaron Marsh, Sportsgrounds Assets Manager at Hutt City Council said they are also looking forward to the development of the turf getting underway, with its completion being a major contribution to top sporting facilities in the Hutt Valley.

 

Funding has come from Hutt City Council, Capital Football, Petone Football Club, FIFA, Wellington Community Trust, Southern Trust, Infinity Foundation, Lion Foundation and Pelorus Trust. Construction of the turf is expected to take approximately four months to complete.

 

Jim Murphy

Chairman, Capital Football Board

 

Associated Files

  Memorial Park Artificial Gets Sign Off - 30 May 2012