2 wins in 2 days for NSC Olimpiyskiy
The last days of June saw NSC Olimpiyskiy – Kiev’s Olympic stadium – benefit significantly from their terratile ® and terratrak plus ® Turf Protection systems from world-leader, Linebacker UK Ltd t/a Terraplas, as the venue played host to two events in two days.
An army of Ukrainian fans had waited 3½ years to gather at the Olympic stadium to wonder at the outstanding performance of the legendary band, Depeche Mode. The hordes of fans arrived early on June 29, 2013, to secure the best positions and 12,000 of them danced relentlessly on the protected field throughout the 2½ hour concert.
The advantage of choosing the Terraplas pitch protection system was highlighted as the Stadium’s crew removed the concert setup that same evening and, at 21:00 hours the next day, the FC Dynamo Kyiv v FC Zenith St. Petersburg 2nd round match of the United Tournament kicked off in front of 28,300 fans. Dynamo were the eventual 2:1 winners, just as NSC Olimpiyskiy was the ultimate 2 out of 2 winner, having successfully hosted two major events in two days.
Speaking afterwards, Victor Yaromenko, the Head of the Agronomist Department at NSC Olympiyskiy stadium confirmed: