FANCY owning the ultimate piece of Warrington sporting history?
Well soon you can as the famous old turf at Wilderspool Stadium is being cut up this week, and distributed in August.
Volunteers from the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation’s Try hard project and Sir Thomas Boteler High School started the process of taking 1,935 A4 pieces of turf from the pitch on Tuesday.
Why 1,935? Well that is the number of games to have been played at the ground and each piece of turf will come complete with a unique number and information from the game.
Neil Kelly, foundation director, could not miss the opportunity to lay a bit of history at his home.
Ben Westwood and Paul Wood, the surviving first team players from the last game in 2003, helped Neil lay the turf.
Neil said: “I hope this will capture the supporters of the club throughout the years to walk the timeline and collect a piece for their home.
“All donations will go towards the foundation’s work in the community.”
The turf, which will be stored at Boteler in the meantime, will be available for fans to collect on the foundation’s One Community Day on August 2.
The one community day will see the rugby league management board launch the vision for rugby in the town and the inaugural Man of Steel awards to be held in November.
There will also be a chance to view Chester University’s Wire2Wolves DVD.
More information, including how to get your hands on a piece of turf, will be revealed soon.