In the footsteps of Anderlecht! KVK Tienen chooses Lano Sports2018-03-02
Football club KVK Tienen squares off against opponents in the Bergé stadium. Inspired by a cheering crowd of loyal supporters, the Tienen team puts its best foot forward at every match. In order to guarantee continued football fun in the coming years, the club recently installed a new field.
It’s not your average field, either: for the first time, KVK Tienen invested in an artificial turf pitch, which lasts longer and stands up to the wear and tear of daily use. “In the past, we used the field weekly. Now, we’re on it almost every day. Our first team, U23, youth divisions and veterans regularly use the field for training and games,” says chairman Willy Schepers with pride.
Love at first sight
The KVK board in Neerpede found inspiration for a new synthetic turf field at the training complex of first division team RSC Anderlecht. “When the club glimpsed the practice fields at the complex, it was really love at first sight,” laughs Patrick Boydens of Scheerlinck Sport, specialized in field installations.
“They asked us to make an exact copy in the Bergé stadium, with all the trimmings. This proved to be a revolutionary Profoot MXSi TLT turf field from Lano Sports, filled with organic cork oak over a sustainable limestone foundation.”
“In the past, we used the field weekly. Now, we’re on it almost every day.” – Willy Schepers, chairman of KVK Tienen
At the beginning of June 2017, Scheerlinck launched ‘Operation Bergé’. Less than two months later, a brand-new synthetic turf pitch was catching eyes in Tienen. “Construction was a big success – but it was also a challenging undertaking,” Patrick recalled.
“We worked in the heart of the stadium and had to deal efficiently with limited access, space and maneuverability. However, the results are worth it: KVK Tienen now sports a field that meets the latest FIFA standards and guarantees many years of excellent play!”
The triumphant spirit of the successful installation didn’t end there. The new field was inaugurated with a gala match against RFC Liège. The KVK Tienen team, which seemed to be walking on air, sent the visiting team home after a resounding 2-0 victory. A great start to a promising future!