Silverlake Stadium pitch reconstruction and irrigation improvement
Eastleigh Football Club is a professional association football club based in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. They currently compete in the National League, the fifth tier of English football, playing their home matches at the Silverlake Stadium.
Inscapes were contracted to remove the existing football pitch, construct a fibre sand pitch and improve the irrigation of the pitch as the pitch was unsuitable for matches in the winter and the irrigation system was unable to cope in the summer.
The grass surface was korowed off enabling the topsoil to be transported to our yard for resale. The subsoil was removed and a full drainage system installed. A gravel carpet was installed, followed by the sand layer and the fibre rootzone that had been donated from Southampton Football Club’s Staplewood Campus. The existing irrigation system was replaced and upgraded in order to cope with the requirements of the new sand based pitch.
"It was evident from initial meetings prior to the start of the work that Inscapes as a company carried a professional and meticulous nature and this impression was clear throughout the works.
Inscapes understood our requirements and were able to deliver a product on completion of the highest standards, meeting all criteria and specifications exactly, within budget and actually ahead of schedule.
“As a Football Club who have required this re-construction for many years, we could not be happier with the final product after Inscapes completed the work. The pitch has exceeded our expectations and that is credit to the company for ensuring high standards throughout and their extremely positive, impressive working nature.”
Dan Barnes, head groundsman at Eastleigh Football Club