River Sands supplies custom blend sand in preparation for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Carrara's Metricon Stadium has had a complete makeover in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. River Sands are proud to have supplied both the custom under turf blend in addition to the top dressing sand for this massive project. Originally supplying 11,200 tonnes of turf sand when the stadium was built in 2011, River Sands have continued to supply top dressing sand for the stadium over the years. Elite athletes from around the Commonwealth will be competing at this world class stadium in April, so it is critical that the turf is immaculate. River Sands' custom USGA graded blends ensure quality and consistency that provides optimum drainage and turf nutrition. This means healthy, evenly dispersed turf with no water build up. The perfect competitive surface!


This photo was taken the day after the new turf was laid.

Here are some articles from the Gold Coast Bulletin about the about Metricon Stadium's preparation for the Games.

Excavation Works Begin on Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium for 2018 Commonwealth Games
First Look at Metricon Stadium's New Commonwealth Games Athletics Track

River Sands Expansion

The River Sands customer service team have now moved from Carbrook to Loganholme.

Just off the M1, the new location on the corner of Riverland and Monte-Khoury Drive offers greater convenience for our customers and even better service.

This is an exciting time for River Sands as we step into an era of increased production capabilities at Carbrook and superior sales facilities at Loganholme. There are plans for a comprehensive showroom which will make product selection easy and straight forward.

We look forward to meeting you at our new premises!

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