Serowe Stadium Project awarded FIFA 2-Star rating.
Servest Turf created a world class multi-purpose artificial sporting surface as part of the Serowe Stadium Project in Botswana. The project was part of FIFA legacy projects.
The stadium, which has a capacity for 6,000 spectators, was originally built on top of a 6 kilometre band of black cotton clay running up to 12-metres deep in some places and causing structural defects. Servest started by excavating the entire pitch to a depth of 650mm and removing 5,339m3 of black cotton clay from the site.
Construction of the new pitch began well below ground level. The sub-base was laser levelled to falls and stabilised with cement. Layer by layer, we then brought in and compacted in 150mm layers, 6,161 tons of G6 material, followed by 1,314 tons of G1 material, followed by 657 tons of Crusher Dust. The top surface was stabilised with cement and laser levelled to falls.
To provide for effective drainage, Pro-drain drainage boards were installed across the pitch together with the ACO drainage channels on the sides of the pitch. To crown the pitch with a year-round, low-maintenance, quality surface, Desso D-Vision 60/12 artificial turf was especially imported from Belgium and rolled out over and installed. The turf was then filled in with 123 tons of USGA silica sand, followed by 107 tons of SBR rubber crumb. Both of these were imported from South Africa. New goal posts and corner flags completed the final pitch.