Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…read more
New artificial turf field revealed at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena
Palmerston North’s newest multi-use artificial sports field is now ready for use at the Central Energy Trust Arena.
The first surface of its kind in the region, the turf features permanent markings for rugby and football and can be used for training and competitions for any codes, including rugby league and summer football competitions.
Introducing the surface, Palmerston North City Council Venues Manager, John Lynch stated “this is the latest technology for artificial turf and we know players will be delighted with how it looks, feels and performs.
“They won’t have to face the inconsistencies of a natural grass surface due to changes in weather. There's also the benefit of much less maintenance, such as mowing, line marking and spraying. The only maintenance is to sweep the surface weekly to maintain the infill.”
The turf construction was managed by expert installers Fieldturf NZ after 300mm of topsoil was removed. A base was constructed, shock pad installed and then the artificial turf was sewn together covering the entire field. After the turf was installed, 340 tonnes of sand and 130 tonnes of small rubber granules were layered over the entire surface.
Dual-code posts can easily be set up for rugby and football training, with dedicated sport-specific posts for match day..
With the turf being floodlit, the hours of use for the field are from 7.30am to 10pm. Bookings have already been taken for a range of events, including training and competitions. Schools will also be encouraged to use the space, especially during wet times.
The need for artificial turf was identified due to the loss of active community recreation time through the wear of fields and adverse weather conditions.
The artificial turf is one of the first improvements to the Central Energy Trust Arena as part of Council's Arena Masterplan.
The total cost of the turf was $1.4 million and has been delivered under budget. External funding and support totalling $520,000 has been received from the New Zealand Community Trust ($200,000), Lion Foundation ($150,000), Eastern and Central Community Trust ($150,000) and Mainland Foundation ($20,000).
Images show the Central Energy Trust Arena new surface. Courtesy of Palmerston North City Council.
24th January 2012 - FieldTurf responds on rubber infill safety
11th December 2015 - New manager to lead Venues Palmerston North
2nd July 2012 - Palmerston North residents want ‘easy’ leisure
2nd October 2014 - Palmerston North secures sporting plan for future generations
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…read more
Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…read more
Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…read more
Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!