Alloa Athletic to relay much-maligned artificial surface next month



Alloa Athletic have announced they will relay their much-maligned artificial surface at the Indodrill Stadium next month.

Work will begin on May 2, just two days after the final home fixture of the Championship campaign against Dumbarton, and is due to be completed by June 4.

Alloa have chosen to continue their partnership with GreenFields UK Ltd, the company which originally installed their 3G pitch nine years ago, however they will upgrade to the MX TriMension technology which is currently utilised at the Falkirk Stadium.

Alloa Stadium
Alloa have seen the turf at their Clackmannanshire home repeatedly criticised

Wasps chairman Mike Mulranney said: “We have been so pleased by the surface that we have once again selected the same team to provide our new surface for this coming season.

“Despite both club and community use our pitch has continued to perform to the very highest FIFA standards, which made this decision very easy for the club.”

A host of Scottish football figures have previously queued up to lambast the previous surface.

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist described the pitch as “horrible” while, when asked how the turf ranked in Scotland, Gers midfielder Nicky Law stated last January “this one is definitely the worst.”

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs said “it’s certainly not my preferred choice of grass to play on and I would prefer is that there was a more level playing field in terms of the standard of astro we play on”.

Kilmarnock striker Dale Carrick said “it’s like playing on concrete” during his time with Hearts.