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nib Stadium redevelopment complete

October 30, 2013

Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron has welcomed the completion of the $95 million redevelopment of nib Stadium following the laying of new turf.

And the surface has already been put to use with Perth Glory the first team to play on the new pitch during their game against Melbourne Heart FC last Sunday (27th October).

Minister Waldron said the redevelopment placed nib Stadium among Australia's best sporting venues and made it more competitive on a national stage. He added that the latest works included new sub-surface drainage, a synthetic turf perimeter, new irrigation and most notably, new turf.

The Minister stated "this kind of reinforced turf has been used at various stadiums around Australia and the world including the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

"The new playing pitch will provide a surface that ensures players and fans alike will experience sport at its best and there won't be the flooding issues which have caused problems in the past.

"The pitch work completes a large project which has turned a rather run-down venue into one which is much more comfortable for fans and offers a world-class pitch for the rectangular codes of rugby and soccer.

"It's great that one of our local teams will get the chance to try the pitch out first, and we wish the Glory the best of luck this season."

Minister Waldron also announced that the National Rugby League (NRL) had committed to growing their relationship with Western Australia, adding "I'm really pleased to confirm a Canterbury Bulldogs NRL game will take place here at nib in 2014, and the South Sydney Rabbitohs have also confirmed they will play a fixture here next year.

"This shows the fantastic new facilities at nib are attracting more content to Perth and have strengthened the appeal for clubs to continue their connection to the Perth market."


http://www.nibstadium.com.au/

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