All English Champions League final staged on British pitch

The first all-England UEFA Champions League final will be played on a Moscow pitch installed by a British company.

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The match between Manchester United and Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium will take place on a natural grass pitch constructed by Support In Sport.

SIS Chief Executive Officer, George Mullan, said: "We were delighted to be called in and won the contract after a tender process involving companies from Holland, Germany and Austria".

A fleet of 28 refrigerated trucks took seven days to transport the turf 1,120 miles from Slovakia to Moscow, where a team of 10 SIS crew installed the turf over two days.

SIS has designed and constructed sports surfaces throughout for some of Europe's leading clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic, Ajax and Benfica.

It is the fourth time SIS have installed a UEFA Champions League Final pitch.

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