For Jon Holloway, the driving force behind the cutting-edge facility at Foundation Park, Swindon Town FC Community Foundation's new artificial turf pitch and pavilion has been a dream 25 years in the making.
Nestled alongside Swindon Town FC's stadium, the £2.4m facility was built to enable Swindon Town FC's Community Trust and Swindon Harriers Athletics Club to enhance the projects and programmes enjoyed by thousands of participants in the community.
Prior to introducing the brand new FieldTurf synthetic turf, S&C Slatter's refurbishment technicians released, uplifted and removed from site the existing surfacing, shock pads and fencing systems before levelling the existing pitch base.
A new artificial turf system was then installed, FieldTurf 360 XL, offering superior natural grass aesthetics and exceptionally durable whilst remaining player friendly. The project was completed with 3m perimeter fencing and floodlighting to ensure the pitch can truly serve the community at any time of year!