King Abdullah Sports City; Hyundai Consultants/El Seif Engineers/SiS Contractors.
Recently completed construction management and maintenance set-up to FIFA standards, for the athletics track and soccer pitch section of this large project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Hemstock Design successfully took the pitch through the USGA methodology for international sports pitch construction to full FIFA certification, and avoiding the issues found on the adjacent main stadium.
Construction of the new athletics stadium soccer pitch was successfully completed with Hyundai Consulting and El Seif Engineers in Jeddah, with SiS contractors executing the work. This prestigious site had experienced problems with the main stadium pitch, but the HD methodology for design, construction and maintenance ensured that this pitch passed the FIFA-level requirements with flying colours.
The company fixed the UD+SGA-type rootzone material, crucial to the pitch successful use, after a meticulous search and testing programme. The construction was monitored daily for quality control conformity by staff based in Jeddah, and the pitch grown-in with a highly experienced agronomy specialist, from start to finish the methodology giving guarantees to the final product.
The pitch has proven to be very popular with users, and has achieved a very good reputation for quality of playing surface.