University of Tasmania (UTas) Stadium Redevelopment
UTas Stadium completed and presented for the NAB Cup AFL match, 2020
UTas Stadium was established in 1921 in the flood plain of the North Esk River in Launceston, Tasmania. It is a prominent landmark of North East Tasmania that attracts a wide range of elite sporting fixtures from Big Bash Cricket matches for both men and women, to Tasmanian Premier League and AFL matches.
Over time the UTas Stadium’s pitch surface had developed an array of issues:
- An aging and uneven surface that holds water
- Poor drainage performance
- Excess thatch levels
- A playing surface heavily infested with Poa annua