0 Swansea City hybrid pitch installation

Watch the video to see the installation of a new hybrid carpet reinforced turf pitch at the Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City FC.

The pitch - the same used by Tottenham Hotspur at their 62,000 stadium - was produced and installed as a partnership between Hewitt Sportsturf and Tillers Turf.

The club made the decision to install the new surface following concerns surrounding the current pitch, which has become increasingly difficult to maintain to the normal standard and, as a result, had deteriorated in recent weeks.

Swans chief executive, Julian Winter, said: "We have realised for some weeks that we have an issue with the current playing surface."

"Whilst we have attempted to deal with it, with the run of fixtures we have had and with those yet to come, we have decided to take this step to ensure that we provide head coach Steve Cooper and the team with the best possible opportunity to carry our current form into the second half of the season."

"Investigations are underway into why the old pitch did not hold up as we would expect, but for now the imperative was to resolve the matter decisively and positively."

"Our owners have been 100 per cent supportive on this matter as they recognise the importance of the playing surface to our squad and are steadfast in their endeavours to best equip the head coach for the remainder of this campaign."

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