Environmentally sustainable football stadium in UK

Published: Saturday 30 September 2006

Eco-friendly Sports uk

The uk will soon have its environmentally sustainable football stadium, built for Kent's Dartford Football Club. With ongoing drought conditions and a desperate need for high quality grass on the field, the architecture firm, Urban Edge Studio, has created two lakes nearby to store rainwater for watering the grass. An average football field needs a staggering 20,000 litres of water a day to keep it looking good. The rainwater will be collected from the large flat open areas such as the plaza, artificial turf community pitch, the stadium and clubhouse roofs, and piped directly to the ponds. In an average year the ground staff need not take any water from the main supply to water the pitch. In a complete drought, the ponds will be able to supply water for almost two months without being topped up. The lakes will make the stadium self-sufficient, look pretty, and attract local wildlife, the architects say.

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