The rubber infill of the DB North Plaza sports pitch is to be replaced as a precautionary measure following consensus from the City Owners’ Committee.
This comes in response to claims in Europe that the rubber infill found on certain pitches contains toxic materials.
According to DB City Management, the pitch is to be replaced with an upgraded material, despite meeting the standards of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the International Rugby Board (IRB). This measure serves to ensure safety among residents in DB.
Replacement works are set to begin in approximately four to five months’ time, as the upgraded material has yet to be imported.
DB City Management said that they will closely monitor the latest research findings and look out for revised authority guidelines on the matter. Residents looking for further information about the pitch should call City Management on 2238 3601.
On a similar matter concerning the safety of sports fields, Discovery College has recently reopened their pitch after the completion of a detailed safety investigation. The school closed the pitch in early December as a precautionary measure to ensure students’ safety. The pitch was reopened after the investigation found that there were no increased health and safety risks associated with its use.