On Thursday, 26.09.2019, the opening ceremony of the new artificial football pitch took place.
The Mayor of Neuss, Mr. Breuer, opened the celebration of the artificial football pitch with a lively speech about the transfer of the district sports facility to ISR, as well as the advantages for both parties: “Today is a very pleasant day for the sports city of Neuss. Thanks to this very special cooperation, many people, especially young athletes, will benefit from the modernization of this facility". After the Mayor's opening remarks, Mr. Soliman, Managing Partner of ISR, Mr. Fuchs, Chairman of the ISR Advisory Board, and Mr. Kudzia, Chairman of PSV, welcomed the visitors and explained the positive relationship between PSV and ISR. At the same time, the gentlemen emphasised that the renewal of the artificial turf pitch placed great emphasis on sustainability with the use of microplastic deliberately avoided. PSV Chairman Martin Kudzia was also delighted about the joint cooperation with ISR, which will ensure a high-quality range of sports activities for every generation. The official opening took place symbolically with the cutting of the opening ribbon by the Mayor Breuer and two kindergarten children of ISR.
The afternoon was rounded off by the show training of the American players from the Talentprojekt on the new playing field. The artificial turf pitch was completed in a record time of less than ten weeks, of which PSV is very proud after the long planning process.
Not only will our 500 PSV members benefit, but also the approximately 960 ISR students will benefit from the modern facility.
To date, ISR has invested between 1.2 and 1.3 million Euros in the facility, of which around half a million has been invested in converting the facility and renovating the various buildings on the grounds. Further projects are planned to continue to improve the facility including the renewal of the ash running track, which is expected to be completed in spring 2020.
For this reason, dear members of PSV, you can look forward to further renovations and to the expansion of our facility!