IOG advise on pitch prep at NouCamp Stadium

IOG advise on pitch prep at NouCamp Stadium

Over the weekend of the 18 May the Nou Camp Stadium, home of the famous FC Barcelona, hosted an RFL Super League match between Wigan Warriors from England and French side Catalan Dragons in front of a record crowd for a Super League fixture, and a team from the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) were appointed by the Super League to oversee pitch preparations.

Working on behalf of the IOG, GaNTIP key account manager for football - Tom Rowley and IOG members Alex Latto and Rich Eastham arrived two days out from the game to work with the highly-skilled and experienced ground staff at the stadium to ensure that pitch met the very specific standards of Rugby League. This included pitch dimensions and markings, cutting heights, mowing patterns and the correct set up of post and corner pads.

Despite torrential rain in the build up to the game preparations went well, the pitch was in fantastic and the match was a success with Catalan Dragons 33 -16.