No undersoil heating for New York

Last updated : 06 January 2012 By Bigrich.....

Chairman Tony Stewart told the Advertiser: "Undersoil heating costs £43,000 a game so it is a non-starter, although we might look at it in future if circumstances demand. 

"It's the same with anything, if you put the heating on at home it doesn't heat up the house straight away, and it's the same with a pitch. You need to put the heating on a while before and it does cost a lot of money.

"I think no-one will expect anyone at League Two level to have undersoil heating or in League One either. It's just not practical really. We had it at Oxford and they didn't connect it up."

Stewart added that the pitch at the new stadium would be a part synthetic, part grass mix that can withstand lower temperatures.