The new artificial pitch at Scotstoun Stadium is ready for its first competitive match this weekend. Glasgow Warriors host Leinster on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and the game is heading for a sell out with more than 7,000 tickets already sold.

Saturday’s game will mark the end of an intensive three month overhaul which saw the existing surface torn up and replaced with a state of the art artificial surface, installed by Malcolm Construction. The artificial surface will significantly reduce the risk of fixtures being postponed and will provide the warriors with a first class surface all year round, perfect for the Warriors exciting brand of rugby.

Our exclusive time-lapse video shows the hard work, skill and expertise of Malcolm Construction’s hugely experienced staff as they transform the stadium in time for the kick off of the new season.

Glasgow Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys said: “The new pitch at Scotstoun Stadium is fantastic for our club.

We appreciate the work of our main contractor on this job, Malcolm Construction, who have gone the extra mile to make sure the pitch is ready for our first home game of the season against Leinster on Saturday”

Ahead of Saturday’s game Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said “We were pleased with aspects of our game last weekend and it was good to start with a win, but there has been plenty to work on in training this week.

“We always have some really good contests with Leinster and they will be coming to Glasgow with confidence following their win against Treviso.

“We’re expecting a capacity crowd of more than 7,000 and we’re looking forward to being back home tomorrow afternoon, playing on the new pitch for the first time in front of our own supporters.”

Malcolm Sports Surfaces, a division of Malcolm Construction are a leading technical innovator in this highly specialised field. They offer a complete turnkey solution for all installations, providing specialist advice for all types of sports pitches.