After 17 years of history the hallowed turf of Eden Park's Number One field is being replaced.
The team at Mexteds Sports Turf has been removing the old turf and preparing the surface ready for the rollout of the new HG Hero Eden Park Edition turf.
Mexteds has been involved in the initial survey, design work, and using our automated machine control on the project.
Throughout the process, industry best practice has been followed, which meant excavators removed the old surface to minimise the amount of waste material.
Cameron Mexted says, “We needed to remove all the old Motz turf but also minimise removing clean sand beneath it – this was a big consideration throughout our planning and execution of the works”.
Mexteds then 3D levelled the subgrade to mimic the final design levels, before importing around 800 tonnes of new sand. The new sand was then 3D-levelled, combined into the underlying sand and consolidated.
"Everyone has worked together very well to overcome a number of challenges that come with a project of this significance."
Eden Park’s Turf Manager, Blair Christiansen, says the project has been years in the making. "It's been a collaborative effort to ensure we deliver the best possible outcome for New Zealand's national stadium."
Check out how it all happened in this video: tinyurl.com/yxorexpa