Mickell Pierre

DISADVANTAGE: Trinidad and Tobago’s Mickell Pierre, left, takes on Argentina’s Agustin Mazzilli in a Men’s Hockey Pool A match at the Pan-Am Games in Lima, Peru on August 1. Argentina won 6-0 and repeated as champions while T&T finished fifth, despite lacking a turf to train on at home.

—Photo: AFP

The $1.3 million hockey turf is finally here. After an estimated three-year wait, the turf landed on the Port of Spain docks earlier this week.

The turf, manufactured by the Burgheim, Germany-based Poly­tan GmbH - a man­u­fac­tur­er and in­staller of syn­thet­ic sport surfaces world wide, and accompanying equipment will be taken from the docks in four containers to the National Hockey Centre (NHC) in Tacarigua Monday.

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