SPARTAK MOSCOW SWITCH TO SISGRASS FOR WORLD CUP
Russian giants Spartak Moscow will make the switch from a natural pitch to a SISGrass hybrid surface ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
SIS Pitches previously designed and constructed a natural pitch at the Otkrytiye Arena in 2014, before completing work on four training pitches in September 2016.
From April 2017, SISGrass will be installed at the stadium as Spartak Moscow joins a number of other Russian stadiums that are having a hybrid pitch transformation.
The Otkrytiye Arena, one of twelve stadiums that will host matches at the tournament next year, will become the fourth high-profile stadium in the country to receive a SISGrass makeover.
SIS Pitches has installed a new SISGrass hybrid pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium, the venue of the opening ceremony and the World Cup Final.
The global pitch-specialists have also agreed deals to complete similar work at the Rostov Arena and the Baltic Arena, Kaliningrad, sealing a quartet of SISGrass projects.
Ilyas Kobal, SIS Pitches Eastern Europe Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be installing the ever popular SISGrass at Spartak Moscow.
“We have developed a great working relationship with the club, as we do with all of our clients, especially after we previously installed the natural pitch.
“SISGrass will be present at four world cup stadiums and we are all excited ahead of the tournament next year.”
SISGrass is an advanced reinforced turf system featuring patented fibre injections, which offers increased pitch stability and delivers considerably more playing hours and recovers faster than natural grass surfaces.