The Liberty Stadium opened in 2005 to provide a home to Swansea City AFC and Ospreys Rugby whilst giving Swansea a facility to be proud of. Driven by the vision of City and County of Swansea Council, the Liberty Stadium was built along with the Morfa Retail Park just a few minutes from Swansea City Centre.
Built on the site of the former Morfa Athletics Stadium and playing fields, the 20,520 seat stadium has become one of the foremost sporting venues in the country. As well as two hugely successful sporting teams, we now regularly hold International sporting fixtures, numerous sell out concerts and we provide the home to thousands of conferences and events every single year.
The Liberty Stadium continues to grow and evolve as we now look forward to hosting Premier League football for the very first time following Swansea City's promotion in May 2011.
The planning and construction processes are what give the pitch the grand appearance it has today. However, it is also what is contained within the pitch that makes it truly special!
The pitch is made up of different layers which all help the durability necessary for a pitch. The layers are set out below:
Grit Blinding Layer
Lower Root Zone
Upper Root Zone
Desso GrassMaster Reinforcement
Approximately 20 million artificial grass fibres are sewn into the pitch, 20mm apart and looped to a depth of 200mm. The Desso is sewn in order for the plant roots to entwine and develop around the fibre, guaranteeing maximum stability.
A Sportsturf seed mix has been sown at a rate of 45g per square metre, a total of 400kg.