Colchester United FC

The Weston Homes Community Stadium, home to Colchester United FC

The pressure was on at The Weston Homes Community Stadium for Colchester United’s David Blacknall, Head Groundsman. Time was against them as the end of the season pitch refurbishment was held up for an Olly Murs concert staged on their pitch.

17,000 fans flocked to the stadium for the event, leaving David and his team with a shorter timescale to get the pitch grown into a healthy, playable condition for the first pre-season friendly.

They have noticed:

  • Quicker growth
  • Stronger roots
  • Greener, dense sward
  • Less scarring

Product Maxstim for Professional Sports Turf

Where: The Weston Homes Community Stadium, home to Colchester United FC

Application rate: Once every 3 weeks for the initial 3 applications, then monthly for maintenance

After just 2 applications the pitch is already looking healthier

Vibrant and greener sward

“We were able to get the pitch ready a week earlier than we’d anticipated, which was a record for us. The playing surface looks fantastic, it has a real green, lush look to it and I’ve noticed how Maxstim has helped ‘bulk’ the growth out. I’ve continued to apply Maxstim early season and we use it monthly in our maintenance programme. We’re really very pleased with the Maxstim effect.”

David Blacknall, Head Groundsman Colchester United FC

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