Monthly Archives: June 2017

Aerial picture St. Ives research facility with StadiaPitch demo site in foreground

STRI Research Centre

Category : Democentre

The STRI UK headquarters in West Yorkshire has an eight hectare plot devoted to the pursuit of sport turf perfection. St. Ives is the home of STRI`s sports surface design, advisory, research, business development and trial teams.

Greenhouse grass studies in StadiaPitch growth chambers at STRI facility at St. Ives

The Growth Chamber Research and Demonstration Site

Category : Democentre

We have six growth chambers at our research and demonstration site. Each chamber is equipped with LED lighting rigs, irrigation systems, sensors and other infrastructure. This has enabled the STRI research team to determine the best possible set up to be used in the StadiaPitch Storage Building. It has also enabled the team to determine  how to best use the relevant software and to develop unique growth maintenance programmes and procedures for groundsmen to use while the pitch is in the storage building.

StadiaPitch small tray testing site at STRI research facility, St. Ives, UK

The Small Tray Research and Demonstration Site

Category : Democentre

This site consists 60 1x1m modules. These were used to provide the STRI research team with a total of 240 turf edges, each 1m long, with which to screen a large number of different edge designs by subjecting them to a whole range of treatments. This has enabled the team to test and document the playability of almost any edge combination over the last two years to ensure the best design possible is used in the StadiaPitch modules.

Aerial shot of StadiaPitch research and demonstration centre at STRI research facilities, St. Ives

The Full Size Tray Research and Demonstration Site

Category : Democentre

This site is 360 m2 in area and consists of four full size modules, each measuring 4.5 x 9.0 meters.  The STRI research team conducts trials on this area to collect a range of data to enable the team to design the best system possible. As part of this process, they manage the playing surface in the same way as a world class pitch would be maintained to ensure the trial results are applicable to this standard of pitch. Run around on it and see for yourself!  Bosch Rexroth has installed a drive and control system under the modules, so we can move one of them. This enables us to show potential clients how good the edges appear when the modules are separated and what the joins look like when modules are brought together again after a “concert”. Take the StadiaPitch challenge and see if you can see the joins. We don’t think you will be able to do so!



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Innovation Norway

Category : Partners

Public funding partner for research. Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government`s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. It has financially supported StadiaPitch development throughout the research and development of the product.

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The Research Council of Norway

Category : Partners

Public funding partner for research. The Research Council is a national strategic and funding agency for research activities. It is a chief source of advice on and input into research policy for the Norwegian Government, central government administration and the overall research community within Norway. It has financially supported StadiaPitch development throughout the research and development of the product.

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Category : Partners

Supply Partner. Hydro is the world leader in designing and manufacturing aluminium solutions and has 35,000 employees in more than 40 countries. Their main business areas are extrusions, building systems, and precision tubing. Their expertise and the benefits of their aluminium products mean that Hydro is involved in an increasing number of major stadium projects world wide. Hydro was, therefore, the ideal partner to produce the aluminium trays which are used to form the StadiaPitch modules containing the soil and turf used to form our playing surface.

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Nutcracker Solutions

Category : Partners

Supply Partner. Nutcracker Solutions was founded in Norway, by entrepreneurs from the sports stadium industry, with the sole purpose of developing pitch systems that are ideal for both sports and concerts.

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Category : Partners

Pitch Research Partner, Pitch Installation Partner and Pitch Maintenance Partner. STRI is recognised as the world-leading consultancy for sports turf design, construction and management. They are the appointed consultants for FIFA and provide advice on the development and maintenance of pitches to stadiums across the globe. Their team consists of world-renowned scientists and consultants, who support clients through all stages of pitch design and development, as well as providing comprehensive advice on turf management. Their goal is to ensure that the highest quality playing surface is achieved.
STRI is responsible for making the StadiaPitch vision a reality. STRI is conducting our grass research and the StadiaPitch prototypes are being tested at their research facility in the UK. Their research team is responsible for designing a complete SadiaPitch system that, when managed correctly, consistently delivers a stadium pitch with premium playing quality. STRI will also support the turf managers at future StadiaPitch venues successfully to deliver a high quality playing surface.

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Bosch Rexroth

Category : Partners

The exclusive seller of the StadiaPitch. Bosch Rexroth is part of the Bosch  Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services with around 390,000 associates and a annual sales of over 73 billion Euros. Bosch Rexroth itself has more than 30,000 dedicated associates across the globe. The people of Bosch Rexroth apply their passion and expertise to create the world’s most powerful, precise, energy-efficient and innovative drive and control solutions.
Bosch Rexroth has the main responsibility for the development of drive and control technology which move the pitch modules around with millimeter precision, pitch storage solutions, stadium integration and general product development. They are the turn-key stadium contract partner. Together with STRI and local contractors, Bosch Rexroth also has the responsibility for the on-site stadium installations. Helpdesks, spare parts, field service, repair, retrofit and on-site service are also part of their core business. These services will be offered to all StadiaPitch clients.