Green machine goes into action after Pink concert

IPSWICH: It may have been a Pink night – but the home of the Super Blues was back to being bright green today thanks to a major clean-up operation.

On Tuesday night, American superstar Pink descended on Portman Road for an incredible performance which left Ipswich crying out for more.

But just three days on and there was little trace of the concert with the hallowed turf being preened ahead of the start of the season.

Meanwhile, more than 14 cleaners have worked hard to ensure that the stadium remains in pristine condition.

Trevor Kirton, the stadium facilities manager at Portman Road, said more than 70 bins had been placed around the stadium ahead of the concert to assist with the collection of rubbish.


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“We had about 75 14,000 litre bins out for the event itself and we filled all of them,” he said.

“After the event itself we filled a further 40 bins but the clean up effort was fantastic – everyone worked really hard.

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“We managed to recycle around 80 per cent of the rubbish – we still like to be green even though it was a very pink night. The turf was out since about 8.30pm on Wednesday and we’ve been cutting and trimming it.”

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