Desso Sports are delighted to have been chosen to supply the brand new West Ham United FC branded claret pitch surround at the London Stadium.
The project has involved 3,500 square metres of claret non infill synthetic turf alongside branded Trophy Smart turf with the iconic West Ham ‘Hammers’ logo and club branding. Unlike any other stadium in the UK the pitch surround synthetic turf will have to be rolled up each year after the season to accommodate Athletics and other sporting and entertainment events.
A Desso non infill product was chosen as the preferred system due to the dense lush pile which will not require any infill which will make it easier to roll up, store and reuse unlike a standard 3G surface. The fibre for the mainly claret surround and logos was manufactured in the Tarkett Sports fiber extrusion plan in Germany before being tufted in the Tarkett Sports factory in Auchel, France.
The focus of Desso Sports was to ensure West Ham United Football Club received the best pitch surround, framing the playing surface and replacing the previous surround.
Karen Brady West Ham Vice-Chairman said: “This is wonderful and long awaited news for the football club and our supporters. In the aftermath of the expert determination myself and the board worked extremely hard to progress this because we knew how important it was to our fans.”