League Championship Side Reading Becomes U.K.'s First Club To Install Dual-Use Hybrid Pitch
League Championship side Reading took "unprecedented steps" to ensure its Madejski Stadium turf "remains pitch-ure perfect" -- by installing a "revolutionary" SISGrass hybrid system, according to Gary Stonehouse of THE SUN. Reading is the first U.K. sports club with a "dual-use pitch" to help ensure "almost 250 hours of playing time." Madejski Stadium "is not only home to football," as it has also hosted Premiership Rugby side London Irish for the last 16 years. SIS Pitches introduced its "advanced turf technology" at the Madejski during the summer as part of a full reconstruction (THE SUN, 9/25).