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A new pitch for the Blades

17 May 2015

Throughout the summer, United hope to keep fans up-to-date with the progress of the new state-of-the-art turf.

Experts have begun work on the installation of a Desso pitch, bringing to an end around 153 years of football being played on a traditional surface at the oldest professional football stadium in the world.

Desso GrassMaster is a sports playing field surface composed of natural grass combined with artificial fibres. The artificial grass fibres are injected 20 centimetres (7.9") deep, and cover about 3% of the surface.

While the grass is growing, the roots intertwine with the artificial fibres. The designers claim this anchors the field to create a solid, even structure with good drainage and 'playing comfort'.

Over the summer we are making a time-lapse video of the development, week one's video is now available to watch on BladesPlayer.TV and SheffieldUTube - the official United YouTube channel.

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