FIFA give all clear to lay Astro turf

Published: 10 June 2012
Turf to be laid at Duler stadium, Mapusa
A team of FIFA inspectors recently tested the durability of the ground at The GFA' s Duler Stadium in Mapusa and gave the all clear to go ahead and lay the artificial turf.

The work on the ground had started in March, with the old grass surface dug up and drainage subsystem built.

The astro turf is due to arrive from Mumbai soon and is expected to be completed before the end of June, so that it can be utilized for the start of the new season.

This is the second soccer specific astro turf to come to Goa, after Chowgule College in Margao became the first in 2006.