Pitching the news & hitting the headlines
Goal! The news that our client SCX has been selected as the Retractable Pitch Supplier for the ground-breaking new stadium of Tottenham Hotspur has hit the headlines this week – locally, nationally and even internationally.
The Sheffield engineering specialist’s expertise is being harnessed to produce a grass pitch that sits directly above an artificial surface, making the Premier League club’s stadium the first of its kind in the UK to have two pitches inside the same bowl, creating a truly world-class multi-use venue.
The fully retractable grass surface will be used for football matches whilst the artificial pitch underneath will be used for NFL matches, music concerts and a range of other events, in order to protect the integrity of both playing surfaces.
SCX will design, engineer, build and install the innovative real turf football pitch, while SCX Special Projects - the bespoke precision engineering arm of the family-run SCX Group based in Wincobank, Sheffield - is preparing to install the movable grass pitch over a 12-week period from October.
Tottenham Hotspurs stunning new stadium is set to open in 2018. The supplier agreement with Tottenham Hotspur follows SCX’s success in using similar engineering technology to win contracts for the retractable roofs over Centre Court and Number One Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, guaranteeing play no matter the weather conditions.
As SCX’s PR company we handled the announcement that the firm was to deliver this engineering world-first – and the coverage gained has been spectacular.
From business outlets like Businessdesk and Bdaily, to nationals like Sky Sports, Evening Standard, the BBC, the Telegraph, Sun and Mirror, sporting trade titles like 90 Min and Pundit Arena and even US titles like Sports Illustrated – the coverage has been incredible.
Check out the video here:
And read some more stories below: