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John Ilhan Memorial Reserve


Project Overview

Victorian based sports eld constructor “Berry Sports Fields Pty Ltd” was awarded the contract by the Hume City Council to design, construct and install a ‘FIFA 1 star’ synthetic soccer pitch at the John Ilhan Memorial reserve in Broadmeadows, Victoria. The design was based around a vertically draining graded crushed rock base and a 60mm pile height synthetic surface the met the needs of the ’FIFA AAA” performance criteria for soccer pitches, 1 star certification for sanctioned FIFA competition.

Client :  Hume City Council

Location : John Illhan Memorial Reserve, Barry Rd, Broadmeadows, Victoria

Area : Total Surfaced Area 9,360m2.  Football pitch: 105m x 68m = 7,140m2; with six metre minimum run-off from both goal and touch lines. The pitch conforms to FIFA Standards.

Finished On : November, 2011

Surface: Poligras MFL60 – a twisted polyethylene monofilament synthetic turf.

Infill: 23kg m3 of specially sized kiln dried sand and 8 kg m3 of recycled rubber have been installed in a patented process to provide a safe, low maintenance, high performance playing surface.

Shock pad: Not required.

Base: 200mm layer of selected aggregates.

Drainage: A lateral drainage system of 100mm pipes at 4m centres was installed across the field and discharged into 150mm collector drains at both sides of the field.

Fencing: Black powder coated pedestrian fencing 3.0m high with black PVC coated chain wire mesh fence around the perimeter of the field. A 1.2m high fence was installed on the western boundary alongside a concrete access path.

Lighting: Not included

Pathways: Reinforced concrete footpath around the perimeter of the field provides both access for the players and also a viewing platform for the spectators of the game.

Project Commencement Date: August 2010

Other Specifics:

Pitch certified to FIFA 1 STAR standard.

Capacity to be used during all weather conditions including its use for intensive training sessions during the week, whilst providing a high-performance facility for weekend competition.

Permanent goals complete with nets.

Tufted line markings.

In-ground sleeves fitted for corner flags.

Final Project Cost : $848,000.00

Sport :  Football / Soccer