Photos: The initial strip of artificial grass down one wing; The surface in the centre being prepared; One end of the ground being prepared for the artificial turf [PlessPix]
Work started this week on laying the artificial pitch at Olympia’s new headquarters at Warrane.
It will take two weeks to complete, providing the weather is good.
Rain will delay the proceedings but things are starting to take shape, as can be seen from the photographs taken today before the rain came down.
The Tasmanian National Training Centre team is finding the going tough at the NTC Challenge series this week, judging from the results of the four matches so far.
Tasmania lost 2-0 to the Northern Territory in their first match.
The second outing was a 3-2 loss to South Australia, while in the third game, Tasmania went down 2-0 to Western Australia.
The fourth match resulted in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Victoria Institute of Sport.