Matchsaver Pitch Protection Covers have been delivered to Barrow ahead of the Vanarama National League club’s FA Cup Third Round tie against Rochdale.
The system will also be delivered to Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon Stadium later this month.
The delivery to Barrow was organised in conjunction with Rigby Taylor with the covers already attached to air rollers allowing for immediate deployment on arrival.
Both the covers and air rollers are to be stored pitch side during the season to allow for quick deployment when needed.
Gareth Morgan, Barrow AFC’s head groundsman, said:
We wanted to ensure all our home fixtures in January and February could be played, including the FA Cup Match with Rochdale, and with Rigby Taylor and Matchsaver we were able to take immediate delivery of the Air Roller 8.
The covers are neatly located pitch side for easy and swift deployment to protect from the freezing temperatures.
Matchsaver have a growing client list across Europe with clubs in Scandinavia, Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK taking delivery of various Matchsaver Pitch Protection products over the past season.
Barrow AFC are an English non-league club and their Matchsaver covers will protect the entire pitch against the severe weather conditions that are experienced on the English north west coast and will ensure a busy fixture list goes ahead as planned.
Peter Wroe, the Matchsaver European business director, added:
The playing surface for matches and training is so important at every level from charter clubs with many teams of young players, non-league clubs with limited budgets right up to the elite clubs and teams.
Pitch protection covers are the most easily affordable way to ensure that excess rain and freezing temperatures do not cause postponements and cancellations of important matches and training sessions. We are delighted that Barrow AFC have chosen Matchsaver to protect their pitch and deliver a playing surface that their team can benefit from in the upcoming winter fixtures. Atletico Madrid have taken the same decision and the new Air Roller 8 is being delivered to the Vicente Calderon later this month.
Manageability is a key element and Matchsaver has developed a modular set of inflatable rollers and interconnecting covers for any sports configuration.