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READ | Work begins on AESSEAL New York Stadium pitch as further investment goes into 2023/24 playing surface

15 May 2023

Club News

READ | Work begins on AESSEAL New York Stadium pitch as further investment goes into 2023/24 playing surface

15 May 2023

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Work has begun on renovating the pitch at AESSEAL New York Stadium following the end of the 2022/23 campaign and we are pleased to confirm that additional investment will be injected into the playing surface over the summer.

Premier Pitches are the main contractors who began work on the hallowed turf at the club’s first team stadium on Monday morning and will carry out renovations over the summer months prior to Matt Taylor’s men returning for their pre-season schedule.

As part of this summer’s work on the surface, the club will be integrating ‘stitching’ supplied by SISGrass which will provide the Millers with a ‘hybrid’ pitch consisting of conventional grass combined with areas of synthetic turf.


The solution delivered by SISGrass will mean that areas of the pitch which would traditionally undergo the most significant ‘wear and tear’ like the two goalmouths, will be able to withstand greater use and will allow Taylor’s side the opportunity to train at the stadium if the pitches at their Roundwood training base are rendered unplayable by inclement weather.

Beyond that, the club’s irrigation system will be upgraded whilst significant investment has gone into pitch maintenance equipment including a pedestrian aerator and electric mowers which will not only help to keep the pitch to the highest standard, but also aid the club towards a ‘greener’ and more sustainable existence by reducing our carbon footprint.

Upon the work getting under way at the start of the week, Head Groundsman Dave Fellowes expressed his delight at the added investment into the playing surface ahead of the new season and is of the belief that the Millers will benefit greatly from the renovations taking place over the summer when the 2023/24 season comes around.

“It is great news for the football club and we are very grateful to the Chairman for recognising the benefits that this summer’s work will provide us with moving into another Sky Bet Championship campaign,” he told


“We have worked alongside Premier Pitches for a number of years now and they have helped us to produce some award-winning surfaces, so we are delighted to have them back on-site again this summer.

“It is also really exciting to be welcoming colleagues from SISGrass to AESSEAL New York Stadium for the first time. SISGrass are a world-renowned company who have installed at every major tournament over the last few years and look after some of the most famous stadia in world football.

“Each year comes with various challenges presented to us by the weather and a whole host of other factors, but we feel as though we will be better equipped to tackle them than we ever have been thanks to the investment which is being made ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.”

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