Ibrox Pitch progress?

Strickland Banks

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By my reckoning its 3.5 weeks now since SIS came in to revamp the pitch and what lies below.

Anyone, perhaps @HumpZ able to give an update on how long it takes, and what is still to come?

I saw a Twitter picture today that looked like it may be getting prepared for soil, but I thats purely guesswork on my part.

Also, anyone know if this extensive rework will alter the measurements of the famous "camber"?
 

subversive_bear

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If you trawl through past bear pit pages, there was a decent thread on this very subject that was updated a few days ago, I think. Shame that there is no search function, otherwise I would provide a link.
 

HumpZ

Who's the boss now?
The pitch is nearly at the end. The stitching is getting closer and we will have 5 weeks before the Arsenal game to get things established. Not ideal but we will see how it goes!

The camber will not be as severe as before, The end project ended up being everything that was required right back to the original base from 20 years ago. Estimated to about 2.2 ft removed.

It will help us going forward especially drainage wise. Lot's of things still to be implemented which will help massively and looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Pretty much on schedule :)
 

Thasunke Witko

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The pitch is nearly at the end. The stitching is getting closer and we will have 5 weeks before the Arsenal game to get things established. Not ideal but we will see how it goes!

The camber will not be as severe as before, The end project ended up being everything that was required right back to the original base from 20 years ago. Estimated to about 2.2 ft removed.

It will help us going forward especially drainage wise. Lot's of things still to be implemented which will help massively and looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Pretty much on schedule :)
Cheers for the update mr pitch
 

jweebear

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The pitch is nearly at the end. The stitching is getting closer and we will have 5 weeks before the Arsenal game to get things established. Not ideal but we will see how it goes!

The camber will not be as severe as before, The end project ended up being everything that was required right back to the original base from 20 years ago. Estimated to about 2.2 ft removed.

It will help us going forward especially drainage wise. Lot's of things still to be implemented which will help massively and looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Pretty much on schedule :)
How far down in the pitch is the undersoil hating system?
 

LyonGer

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The pitch is nearly at the end. The stitching is getting closer and we will have 5 weeks before the Arsenal game to get things established. Not ideal but we will see how it goes!

The camber will not be as severe as before, The end project ended up being everything that was required right back to the original base from 20 years ago. Estimated to about 2.2 ft removed.

It will help us going forward especially drainage wise. Lot's of things still to be implemented which will help massively and looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Pretty much on schedule :)
Good to hear mate.
 

JMCK

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It will be the best pitch in Scotland if we get the chance to grow it in!

The club have finally delivered on what's been required for years.
You mentioned the Arsenal match, does it still improve after that and beyond, as in the work going on at the moment?
 

LoganBear

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It will be the best pitch in Scotland if we get the chance to grow it in!

The club have finally delivered on what's been required for years.
Do you think with this work carried out/money spent that this will put an end to talk that the club will lower the pitch and install new rows of seating?

Or would that still be an option in 3-4 years do you think?
 

Wilkinsvolley

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If you trawl through past bear pit pages, there was a decent thread on this very subject that was updated a few days ago, I think. Shame that there is no search function, otherwise I would provide a link.
Google’s a decent search function sometimes. If you put a post in or name of thread and Follow follow it often finds it.
(Not being funny btw!)
 

HumpZ

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You mentioned the Arsenal match, does it still improve after that and beyond, as in the work going on at the moment?
Do you think with this work carried out/money spent that this will put an end to talk that the club will lower the pitch and install new rows of seating?

Or would that still be an option in 3-4 years do you think?

The aim is for the pitch to always be performing as best as it can all year round. The arsenal game certainly doesn't help and will slow things down but it'll soon pick up again if all goes well.

I couldn't make a guess in regards to lowering the pitch as that's the boards sdecision but this isn't cheap.
 

LD5

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Is it just me or am I the only one who wants red white and blue nets. Like lyon had at the pre season tournament. Really think with new pitch the club can be looking into attention to detail on even the smallest thing. @Greg Marshall see if you could pass this idea over
Said this last summer, blue nets in the style of the bar scarf with white and red stripes down the centre would look class
 

Cucumbear

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I was there last Sunday and it looked more like Weymss Bay than a football pitch. But I got assurances it’ll be a football pitch by this time next month
 

Strickland Banks

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The aim is for the pitch to always be performing as best as it can all year round. The arsenal game certainly doesn't help and will slow things down but it'll soon pick up again if all goes well.

I couldn't make a guess in regards to lowering the pitch as that's the boards sdecision but this isn't cheap.
Some tremendous and detailed updates, thanks Humpz
 

Sebo23

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Great update Humpz.

On a similar subject, I seen an article that Man City spending big money on a full rebuild for their pitch. Its amazing the work that goes into getting the best pitches nowadays.

 

CoopBlue

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You have to wonder who okayed the Arsenal game on the 17th given the timelines involved. Rumours of Brighton at home the week after too.
Agreed.

A totally unnecessary home game against Arsenal. Bad planning.

If it was up to me I'd be scrapping the Arsenal game and getting something else scheduled in elsewhere.
 

HumpZ

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"The new build will include an air vacuum system for the first time which can pull moisture out of the pitch against the force of gravity, meaning the Etihad Stadium pitch will be one of just a handful to have this type of system in the UK."

This is literally the only difference between the pitch builds. We couldn't justify this cost sadly with our current budget.
 

Papasmurf

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Is it just me or am I the only one who wants red white and blue nets. Like lyon had at the pre season tournament. Really think with new pitch the club can be looking into attention to detail on even the smallest thing. @Greg Marshall see if you could pass this idea over
I want blue grass. Is there anything in the rules to say we can’t
 

gi joe

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Picture taken last weekend
 

Del

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The machine that weaves in the fibres was sat in front of the west enclosure this evening. After 3 weeks of working on the undersoil heating and adding hundreds of tons of sand looks like they may be moving to the next stage very soon. Guys still working at 8pm on a Friday night on it.
 

HumpZ

Who's the boss now?
The machine that weaves in the fibres was sat in front of the west enclosure this evening. After 3 weeks of working on the undersoil heating and adding hundreds of tons of sand looks like they may be moving to the next stage very soon. Guys still working at 8pm on a Friday night on it.

Starts tomorrow
 

arl2911

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"The new build will include an air vacuum system for the first time which can pull moisture out of the pitch against the force of gravity, meaning the Etihad Stadium pitch will be one of just a handful to have this type of system in the UK."

This is literally the only difference between the pitch builds. We couldn't justify this cost sadly with our current budget.
Is this a subair system? I have previous experience (albeit a few years ago) with these in a former job.
extremely costly on a small scale, I’d hate to hazard a guess at how much this would cost on this size of project!
 

HumpZ

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Is this a subair system? I have previous experience (albeit a few years ago) with these in a former job.
extremely costly on a small scale, I’d hate to hazard a guess at how much this would cost on this size of project!

yeah it's the sub air system
 
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