MCG to undergo biggest resurfacing since 2004

The MCG was chosen to host the final of the 2015 World Cup

The MCG was chosen to host the final of the 2015 World Cup

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The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will undergo its biggest resurfacing since 2004 as 20,000 square metres of turf will be relaid in October in preparation for the 2015 World Cup.

It will take approximately one month to complete the job.

According to reports, 150 truckloads of turf will be shipped out and brought to the ground.

“The life span of any natural turf sports surface is not infinite and, while our artificial lighting system has significantly reduced the need for turf replacement, the MCG is a high-use venue,” Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) arenas operations manager Tony Gordon was quoted as saying by AAP. “Strategic turf replacement is crucial to ensuring our playing surface is among the best in the world.”

It was also announced that 10 portable cricket pitches will be installed during the resurfacing.

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