SPL: Aberdeen announce plans for Pittodrie pitch upgrade
Aberdeen have announced that their Pittodrie pitch is to be given a major upgrade this summer.
Last Updated: 16/05/13 1:48pm
The current sand-based surface will be modified to include fibresand which it is hoped will herald a surface more conducive to passing football.
There will also be an improved sprinkler system and manager Derek McInnes said: "As has been the case with many pitches throughout the country, since the turn of the year the surface has been a major concern.
"The club has recognised this and has taken the best advice possible in order to have a better playing surface which will improve the product for the fans."
Groundsman Paul Fiske added: "The current surface is eight years old and has served us well, as we've never had a game postponed.
"However, this season we saw three inches of rain on the day of the St. Johnstone match in December and that caused the most damage."
"The laying of a Fibresand reinforced pitch will prevent it from breaking up and causing bobbles and while, come February, aesthetically it may look a bit thin, it will not cut up in the manner of the current surface."
The work will see the new surface ready in approximately two months.