BBC Sport - Pitch perfect: Middlesbrough's Riverside turf work
What happens to a football pitch over the summer?
- From the section Football
Ever wondered what happens to a football pitch over the summer?
Middlesbrough gave the BBC access to the Riverside Stadium to track the progression of the pitch, from stripping off the turf to painting the new white lines.
Here is how head groundsman Tony Bell and his team spent their summer as Boro prepared for life back in the Premier League.