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Pitch renovations underway at Highbury

24 May 2023

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As with every season, the summer brings a new challenge for the groundsmen at each club as they now look to undertake the renovations of the playing surfaces at Highbury and Poolfoot ahead of the new campaign.

The surface of the pitch at Highbury was dug up on Monday, which saw an aggressive form of scarification that removes the roots from the pitch, with a second go over which took place the following morning.

With the club noticing some drainage issues over the last two seasons on the Highbury Stand side, there was a decision made to insert drains on the far side of the pitch, with gravel and sand slits made to fit. This will make a big difference going forward.

Once the new drains have been installed later this week, the Groundstaff team will then heavily sand dress the whole pitch, start the aeration process and then start to seed and fertilise the pitch ahead of the weekend.

Stay tuned as we will keep you up to date with what's going on at Highbury. Make sure to check out the gallery of images in this article above! 


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