Thursday, 30 April 2015

Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium are best grounds in the Premier League

Old Trafford
Arsenal and Manchester United playing grounds (Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford) have been adjudged the Ground Team of the season in the Premier League.

This award shows that tireless efforts of the men working behind the scene is being recognized
Emirates stadium
Run by the Playing Surfaces Committee in conjunction with the STRI, there is a scoring system in place which is compiled using marks from match officials and match delegates.

There is also a pitch assessment visit by Dr Stephen Baker, head of sports surface technology at the STRI, and an assessment of each club's management of the pitch, whilst also factoring in elements such as environmental issues, shade from the sun and pitch usage throughout the season.

Barclays Premier League Grounds Teams of the Year, 2014/15
Winners: Manchester United (grounds team led by Tony Sinclair), Arsenal (led by Paul Ashcroft)
Highly commended: Aston Villa, Southampton, Swansea City


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