Playing surface to be improved ahead of new campaign.
Groundsman Michael Merriman was at One Call Stadium bright and early yesterday morning as renovations got underway on the playing surface.
Over the next few weeks, both the drainage and the pitch will be improved ahead of the new campaign.
Yesterday, a Campey’s Koro top maker (pictured) took 15 millimetres off the surface, which was mainly grass and debris, before it was taken away by two trucks.
Supporters who have visited One Call Stadium over the past week or so may have noticed a large gathering of 150 tonnes of pure Mansfield Sand in the club car park. This weekend, sand bands, with a depth of eight inches, will be inserted into the pitch in an effort to improve drainage during the upcoming campaign.
The process will continue early next week when 20 bags of Rigby Taylor R14 grass seed and 15 bags of pre-seed fertiliser will be spread across the playing surface.
The first shoots of grass are expected to appear in a couple of weeks time.
Mark Pearson, company owner of Lightwood Sports Ground Care, will oversee the project.
As always, we’ll have regular updates on the progress of the pitch throughout the summer on www.mansfieldtown.net, as well as our social media platforms.