ANU is proudly announcing that they’ve replaced the grass on the Willows Oval with a synthetic turf:
Willows Oval at ANU has been fitted with the latest synthetic grass technology to create two new environmentally friendly, world-class playing fields.
The oval has received accreditation from the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) and also meets the playing standards for international hockey, international rugby, the AFL and Cricket Australia.
ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Chubb said: “The FIFA two-star rating means that Willows Oval mirrors the playing conditions of the highest level of professional soccer. You could play the World Cup on this surface.”
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Apparently the surface now collects water rather than requiring it.