SAPCA member and sports surfacing specialist, Premier Sports Surfaces, has begun installation of a unique venue in Brent Cross, London.
The 40,000 sq. ft facility, which will bring indoor baseball to the UK, is the first of its kind in Europe and is set to open its doors later this year.
Called “The 108” – named after the number of stitches on a baseball – the venue is supported by Major League Baseball (MLB), the US-based professional baseball league, alongside British Baseball Federation and Baseball/Softball – the UK’s two governing bodies for baseball and softball.
The venue will feature a full-size baseball pitch, batting cages, throwing lanes, a restaurant, bar and private spaces for hire. It will be an inclusive venue open for everyone from elite players to families playing for fun.
Louise Saunders, Managing Director of Premier Sports Surfaces said: “This is a fantastic project to be involved in just over an hour away from our HQ. I am excited to see the finished installation and look forward to a great day out at the venue when it launches”.
The playing area will feature a 10mm preformed shock pad, supplied by fellow SAPCA member RevoSport. The pad is manufactured in the UK at the company’s production plant near Oldham and is made from 100% recycled foam trim products, which have already been laid. The playing surface, manufactured by SAPCA member Polytan, is currently being installed in the traditional, vibrant, two-tone baseball colours.
For more information please call Premier Sports Surfaces on 01245 380 158 or visit www.premiersportssurfaces.co.uk