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Tarmac Building Products donates sand to football beach

Tarmac Building Products and DIY chain B&Q have donated 450 tonnes of sand to one of the country’s biggest football fan parks ahead of the World Cup.

Tarmac Building Products donates sand to football beach

Throughout June and early July 2014, ITV’s ‘Fever Pitch’ fan park, a Brazilian-style beach football stadium located at the former Granada Studios in Manchester, will host live beach football matches between international teams, and show live coverage of World Cup football matches taking place on a 40sqm screen.

A specialist ‘High Tempo’ skills zone will also allow visitors to show off their own footballing prowess in true Brazilian style.

Through B&Q, Tarmac Building Products has supplied 400 tonnes of sand from Crown Farm, Cheshire for the site’s pitch and a further 50 tonnes for the relaxation area and Copacabana Beach Bar.

Matt Rushton, senior marketing manager at Tarmac Building Products, says: “Normally our specialist sands are used underneath sports surfaces, including Etihad Stadium, as part of a comprehensive drainage system. It’s great to actually see the sands taking centre stage at the Fever Pitch park and being used as a playing surface in their own right.”

Tarmac Building Products has worked on a host of leading sports stadia across the country including the Etihad Stadium and Lord’s Cricket Ground. Its specialist sands are suitable for amelioration, drainage and sand slitting, whilst offering exceptional bridging capabilities when combined with the Topsport range of grits and gravels.

ITV’s Fever Pitch fan park is free to attend however only a small number of tickets will be reserved for walk-in entry. Advanced tickets are available online at http://itv.com/feverpitch.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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