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Pitch Renovation Under Way

13 June 2014

Kassam Stadium pitch levelled and reseeded

This summer has again seen extensive work on the playing surface at the Kassam Stadium.
Last summer over £50,000 was successfully invested in the pitch, with the drainage problem in front of the South Stand addressed and the pitch re-laid. This summer has seen the entire top surface removed once again and the pitch then levelled and reseeded to produce a true playing surface that is robust enough to host both Oxford United and London Welsh games.
The pitch was reseeded last weekend and should be fully playable again in four to six weeks.
Oxford United chairman Ian Lenagan said:
“The major renovation work that was carried out last summer focussed firstly on the area in the shadow of the South Stand and then on the rest of the pitch. That area had developed a dip where water gathered, not helped by a damaged membrane under the surface. The extensive work done in both areas improved drainage significantly resulting in no games being postponed at the stadium despite a very wet winter. 
“This summer the groundstaff have had a little longer to work on the pitch and there should be further improvements.
“Oxford United and London Welsh have paid for the work together and we are confident that the work will produce a fine playing surface for both sports.”

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