Finally! The update everyone has been waiting for.
Always making it a priority to ensure that player safety is at the forefront of its operations, Bayern Munich has installed new turf at the Allianz Arena. Per FCBayern.com, the project was slated to be completed today.
The new carpet consists of around 620 rolls of lawn each weighing approximately 800 kilograms and measuring 1.2 x 10 meters, made of ‘Poa pratensis’ meadow grass from Alt Zachun near Schwerin. Following completion of the work on Thursday, the pitch will immediately be playable and Niko Kovac’s men can look forward to the perfect surface for the new season.
Since the last change of turf in September 2018, the Allianz Arena pitch has witnessed 20 competitive Bayern games as well as four matches in the Audi Cup, youth tournaments such as the Youth Cup and of course a few beer showers during the title celebrations last May – something the new pitch is certainly ready for, too.
Manchester City’s Leroy Sane certainly would not have had to worry about sustaining an ACL injury if he was playing on the fresh new grass at the Allianz Arena instead of that dog track at Wembley Stadium during the Community Shield match against Liverpool. Anyway, if you literally want to watch grass grow, Bayern Munich also has a new webcam inside the Allianz Arena as well. The webcam is accessible here and will refresh/update every 10 seconds.
To showcase its new state-of-the-art grass, Bayern Munich will kick off its season next Friday at home against Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena.
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