Product / system supply
Swansea City Football Club
J Premier Pitch & Johnsons J 4Turf
Liberty Stadium Swansea is home to Swansea City Football Club and the Ospreys regional rugby team. The grounds team face a variety of challenges associated with the facility being a multi-sports venue. In 2015 the grounds team decided to switch to using Johnsons Sports Seeds. Head Groundsman Dan Kirton, made the switch to Johnsons Sports Seed in 2015 and admits that it would take “something seriously special” to make them use anything else.
Because of their unique requirements, DLF suggested using a combination of Johnsons
J Premier Pitch during summer, and Johnsons J 4Turf for the colder months.
J Premier Pitch is a leading sports turf renovation mixture, containing Europe’s highest rated cultivars that deliver a sward with exceptional wear tolerance, density and rapid recovery under heavy wear. J 4Turf tetraploid rye ensures rapid establishment even under low soil temperatures, making it ideal for autumn and winter overseeding.
Head Groundsman at Liberty Stadium, Dan Kirton, said: "We have on average 30 football and 20 rugby games a season, with sometimes just a single day turnaround between matches. Renovation can also be hectic – the concert schedule will determine how long we have to get the pitch match fit. To stand any chance of good results we need mixtures that germinate quickly.
"If we have a rugby game on the Friday night, we’ll clean the pitch up and put J Premier Pitch down, and by the following week we’re getting germination – you can’t ask for better than that!”
"This year we have a concert on the 7th July, giving us just three weeks for renovation before the first game of the new season. If we have any chance of getting the seed through in time we’ll definitely be continuing with our Johnsons Seed programme; it’s easily the best seed we’ve ever used and, backed up with support and advice from Ian, means we haven’t looked back since."