Vadym Gunko: Our pitch cannot be preserved

In the latest edition of Shakhtar’s interactive magazine, the readers will find the column of Vadym Gunko. Donbass Arena caretaker CEO has reflected on the peculiarities of the Arena Lviv pitch as well as today’s maintenance of the team pitch in their own stadium in Donetsk.

“Challenges for the near future have been determined by February’s game in the Europa League. We have to ensure the surface is in excellent condition before the game. We cannot preserve it, as many stadiums in Ukraine do. Therefore, the grassy lawn is grown, as if it is the summer now: the heating system will operate, lights and stimulations of the grass growth...

At the Donbass Arena, all services continue to operate! The equipment and systems are in good condition, including the pitch. In Donetsk, there is a team of four agronomists. They take care of the football pitch, as well as a park area around the stadium. "

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