MCG Installs PILA Goal Posts as Part of Resurfacing
It has hosted Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, concerts and crusades, Grand Finals and Test Series – the MCG is not just the ultimate sporting venue in Australia, it is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. It is called hallowed ground because we revere this site where miracles happen and dreams come true. So it comes as no surprise that its resurfacing is headline news.
It’s been a decade since the last overhaul in 2004 ahead of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and now this exciting month-long project is about to get underway just 2 days after the AFL Grand Final on September 27.
According to operations manager, Tony Gordon, “Strategic resurfacing is crucial to ensuring our playing surface is among the best in the world”. Around 150 truckloads of turf will be needed to cover the 20,000sqm surface at a cost of $1.7 million.
As part of the resurfacing project and in preparation for the landmark return of State of Origin to the MCG in 2015 (the first time in 18 years), PILA is supplying our rugby league goal posts with multi-sport conversion kit. PILA is working closely with turf company, HG Sports Turf, to ensure everything goes smoothly, including customising the posts’ bases to fit existing footings. PILA’s soccer goal posts are already part of the MCG’s arsenal for world class sport to be played at the stadium, and with the conversion kit the MCG will be equipped for AFL, rugby union and rugby league as well.
PILA is proud to manufacture the safest goal posts for sport and play, offering Australian sports people the best equipment to play their sport.