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3 October 2016
Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Allianz Park, Saracens home, SISTurf, synthetic pitch, artificial turf

There were no pitch concerns when the Jacksonville Jaguars rolled into London ahead of the International Series Game at Wembley against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Jaguars trained at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens, on Friday afternoon ahead of the big game at Wembley.

Saracens, who won the European and Aviva Premiership double last season, invested in a brand new SISTurf system over the summer to cope with the increased demands on the increasingly successful Allianz Park.

The latest summer installation now means that highflying Saracens are playing on a surface with 25% more yarn than their previous pitch. This will help to keep the pitch top in perfect playing condition.

The pitch features a new, larger sized recycled infill, which helps promote better drainage and less compaction than the previous pitch, and helps provide a fast and safe playing surface, perfect for top level rugby and mid-week community use.

The new SISTurf system comes three-and-half years after the original installation at the club’s Allianz Park. During this time Saracens have won the Aviva Premiership twice and European Champions Cup and LV Cup once.

The original surface is being relocated within the local area and will offer many years more usage.

Bryn Lee, SIS Pitches Managing Director said: “It is very exciting for us to see the Jacksonville Jaguars using our latest SISTurf pitch at Allianz Park.”

“The NFL is renowned for their athleticism and size and we have no doubts the players will enjoy practicing on the new carpet with its shockpad and denser fibres which means the pitch has more durability and the pitch is kinder to players upon impact.

SIS Pitches is the UK’s only one stop shop for synthetic turf pitches, designing, manufacturing, constructing, installing and maintaining synthetic turf pitches for schools, universities, communities and sports clubs.

SIS Pitches has installed rugby fields for Newcastle Falcons, Rosslyn Park, Loughborough and Durham Universities and other clubs and schools around the UK. Its natural turf hybrid system was trained on by Argentina and Ireland at St George’s Park before last year’s Rugby World Cup.