Known as one of Australia’s most iconic football pitches, Sydney United Sports Centre home to National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s outfit Sydney United 58 has completed its artificial pitch playing surface upgrade and replacement of shock pad during the COVID-19 break.
Along with the surface update, the former NSL giants have also upgraded its stormwater system after three months of hard work, reigniting its spark after the Reds first laid out the artificial turf eight years ago.
This was all thanks to the hard work and efforts of the club who project managed the upgrade which included sourcing the materials as well as the labour.
As is this case for any finished artificial surface, official testings take place following any upgrade and Sydney United Sports Centre was given the green light as a FIFA pro approved pitch, a rarity in Australia, allowing international matches to be played, further delighting the Edensor Park based club officials.
The new surface will be ready to go for Sydney United 58 that features teams in SAP, Youth as well as Senior Football NSW competitions along with keeping the facility active all season long including summer football on top of playing during the wet weather season.
The club hopes it can see its SAP and Youth teams have their first taste of the new surface along with Zeljko Kalac’s senior side as soon as the green light is given for football training to return following the ease of COVID-19 restrictions.