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Premier League Side Bournemouth Installs New Pitch At Vitality Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 06 / 16

Premier League side Bournemouth installed "a new state-of-the-art pitch" at Vitality Stadium ahead of its clash with Liverpool, according to Liam Corless of the London DAILY MIRROR. The laser-guided SISGrass hybrid system, which will also be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, "is comprised o...

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