I was at Owlerton yesterday, no sign of red shale!
I did not take a tape measure but we were assured that the RFL had given their approval to the pitch
There are potential issues with lighting, currently the plans include an earlier kick-off on Sundays and temporary lighting for night matches.
It is good to see the Rugby League community is rallying round when the most successful club outside Super League suffers a minor problem.
sorry for late reply i must a missed this one. not wishing to fall out with anyone but i did walk over pitch a couple a times and if you dig your heal in its a foot deep in shale in places due to years of races cars and tractors/graders running over and been stored on the pitch. have a look at picture on stoxnet forum in the phot gallery area for november meet and you can see yourself the pitch is still redish orange due the the depth of shale still on the pitch, i was mentioned the pitch was going to be worked on or even replaced for games in march. its not dig at anyone were just an update at the time. am sure it wont do any good to have your first game and the oppostion get cut to shreds in the tackle,???when is your first game at owlerton,i remember going first time round when it was well lush and proptedted from the racing same as northern were at odsal years back.all the best for 2014