Perth's Stadium Shame Sends Soccer Cup East
4 Aug 2010 - Football - Editor
Perths lack of a decent stadium has cost it the chance of hosting any of the lucrative 2015 Asian Cup soccer matches - which attract thousands of international fans and 700 million TV viewers.
Earning his Spurs ...
2 Aug 2010 - Football - Tom James
Tottenham Hotspur Grounds Manager, Darren Baldwin, is playing a pivotal role in the club’s new stadium and training facilities. These are exciting times for the North London club as Tom James finds out
Brisbane Roar will Continue to call Suncorp Stadium Home
2 Aug 2010 - Football - Editor
Brisbane Roar will continue to call Suncorp Stadium home for the next five A-League seasons after the club reached agreement with the venue's management this week.
FIFA Panel Winding up OZ Tour
30 Jul 2010 - Football - Editor
The final chance for Australia's 2022 World Cup bid team to impress the visiting FIFA delegation will arrive today when its whirlwind three-day inspection tour concludes.
Everton Manager Endorses Aussie Cup Bid but Slams Surfaces.
19 Jul 2010 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
Everton manager David Moyes has endorsed Australia's bid to host the 2022 World Cup, but said the standard of pitches stood as a potential impediment.
More Games for AAMI Park
14 Jul 2010 - Football - Editor
Football Federation Victoria have revealed the state league grand finals will be played at AAMI Park while a new naming rights sponsor deal has been signed for the men’s competition
Supaturf Support continues Following World Cup
14 Jul 2010 - Football - Carol Dutton
Now that the dust has settled over the World Cup and the excitement is over for another four years, Vitax Supaturf will continue to support and supply their enthusiastic customers in South Africa.
Walcon Marine builds floating football pitch for World Cup in Sydney Harbour
10 Jul 2010 - Football - Editor
Walcon Marine’s experience in building floating structures of all types has gone one stage further with the creation of a floating football pitch in Australia for the Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest, which reaches its climax this week with the final of the World Cup.
Around the World Cup in 100 Days
5 Jul 2010 - Football - Richard Hayden STRI
Having been in and out of South Africa a number of times to monitor the construction and grow in of the English FA site in Rustenburg (pre-Christmas 2009), I did, as did the rest of the world, wonder if the South Africans would achieve in delivering the required 100+ pitches.
Groundsman Wry about Durban's Rye Grass
26 Jun 2010 - Football - Editor
Bathed in the Durban sunshine, the Moses Mabhida stadium looks magnificent, but it's not great for growing the rye grass FIFA deems necessary for the skills of Cristiano Ronaldo
The Vuvuzela Horn gets the red card from Deafness Research
21 Jun 2010 - Football - Eddie Albert
The World Cup may have kicked off in South Africa, but a Deafness Research charity in the UK is adding its voice to the warnings the competition could also score an own goal - with football fans risking permanent noise induced hearing loss, thanks to the constant use of Vuvuzela horns.
Pretoria’s Pitch looking Good for World Cup
16 Jun 2010 - Football - Murray Swindles
The Loftus Versfeld Stadium, situated in Tshwane/ Pretoria, is the oldest stadium (from 1906) used for the World Cup and will host 6 World Cup matches. It is home to one of the country's top rugby teams, the Bulls, who had to play their Vodacom Super 14 match on April 24 in pouring rain, only 6 weeks before the start of the World Cup.
FIFA Tests New Pitch for first time in a World Cup
15 Jun 2010 - Football - Editor - 2 comments
Sunday’s match between Algeria and Slovenia will be the first at any World Cup to be played on a surface which is not 100 percent grass.
Australia withdraws 2018 World Cup Bid
11 Jun 2010 - Football - Editor
Australia has done a backflip on its decision to bid for two World Cups in 2018 and 2022, with Football Federation Australia deciding after consultation with FIFA that it would now focus on the 2022 bid.
A Hat-trick for Charterhouse Redexim
9 Jun 2010 - Football - Murray Swindles
As with most other aspects of this year's World Cup, the grounds maintenance regime was slow to come to fruition. It only gathered pace at the beginning of the year when FIFA demanded that all World Cup matches be played on cool season Ryegrass.
Norway to Treat a Pitch!
8 Jun 2010 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
Moving from golf greenkeeper to football groundsman is not an uncommon career path. A Brit abroad, doing it in Scandinavia is, perhaps, slightly more unusual. Steven James tells is story
South Africa’s Soundproof Stadium For The World Cup
4 Jun 2010 - Football - Editor
When the World Cup kicks off in South Africa, 69,070 soccer fans inside Cape Town Stadium will scream at the top of their lungs. But thanks to some clever engineering, the people living nearby will hear hardly a peep.
2010 Football World Cup: TORO has already taken the field
26 May 2010 - Football - Parkland Press
As world cup fever sweeps across the globe, TORO has already taken the field. Preparing the turf in South Africa’s top stadiums. Preparing for battle – the FIFA World Cup, 11 June 2010.