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13 June 2017
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Home of Rosenborg, Norway’s most successful football team, the Lerkendal Stadium installation took just seven days to complete.

The reigning champions began the new season on 2nd April, with SIS Pitches beginning the SISGrass transformation on 24th March. The installation was completed despite a large amount of snow and temperatures of -6°C in the evenings.

SIS Pitches’ first project in Norway arrives on the back of a maiden installation in Sweden last month, where the Gamla Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg received a SISGrass makeover.

The rise of SIS Pitches and the SISGrass hybrid pitch technology in Scandinavia adds to a brand that is becoming increasingly more global following other projects in Spain, Turkey, Dubai and Israel.

SIS Pitches have also confirmed deals to complete work on six of the twelve stadiums to be used at the 2018 World Football Cup in Russia, including the Luzhniki Stadium – the venue of the final.

SISGrass is an advanced reinforced turf system featuring patented fibre injections, which offers increased pitch stability and delivers considerably more playing hours than natural grass surfaces.

Anders Øien, Groundsman at Rosenborg FC, has expressed his satisfaction at the SISGrass installation.

“We would like to thank SIS Pitches for their hard work in the installation of SISGrass at Lerkendal stadium.

“We are really satisfied with the cooperation and professionalism of SISPItches and already we have had a very positive response from the players.”

SISGrass Director, Ivo Lamot, said; “Our first SISGrass pitch in Norway represents the way SISGrass is moving in the global market.

“The turnover was tight for this particular project but despite the poor weather conditions we completed the installation in just seven days.

“SISGrass provides Rosenborg with an outstanding natural pitch surface and it is fantastic for us to add another country to our list of hybrid pitch clients.”