This Thursday, August 29, work began to install an undersoil heating system at the Camp Nou. In addition to the heating system, the pitch itself will be cycled out for pitch from Bordeaux . The company SIS, along with VB Group and FC Barcelona, will install the new hydraulic system which consists oftwo boilers and more than 35 kilometers of pipes.
The new system will allow the pitch to stay between 6 and 13 degrees, which ensures constant pitch growth and proper maintenance. The installation process will run through September 4, and the new pitch will be installed on September 7 and 8.
It’s worth noting that the undersoil heating system is currently being used by 14 of the Dutch league’s 18 teams, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven among them. Shakhtar Donetsk, Copenhagen and Schalke also use the system.