FMG Stadium Waikato has become Hamilton’s biggest sandpit as work on its new turf gets under way.
The $1.3 million Hamilton City Council project is bringing the state-of-the-art Desso hybrid turf to the North Island for the first time.
The stadium, which plays host to top sports teams such as the Chiefs and the All Blacks, was in desperate need of an upgrade, turf manager Karl Johnson told Stuff.
It’s essential to meet the increasingly high expectations of clients looking to book the venue, especially for rugby test matches and FIFA football games, he said.
“This is world class turf, we need to have this to bring in the clients.”