Official site of the “Sheriff” sports complex http://sheriff-sport.com/
The construction of the “Sheriff” sports complex began at the western outskirts of Tiraspol on August 1, 2000. The company management decided to create a base for professional football development, which would let football clubs have not only training sessions and preparations, but also carry out international football tournaments at high level.
The main football arena started functioning in July, 2002. The UEFA inspector Mr. Vertongen, who inspected the complex on the eve of a qualifying match of the Champions League, estimated the quality of the stadium as excellent.
Later in August, 2002, FIFA President Mr. J. Blatter visited the sport complex and highly estimated the object being built.
The territory of the complex is more than 40 hectares, apart from the Main football arena it also includes: the Small arena, 8 training fields, the covered stadium, dwelling complex for “Sheriff” players, 5-star hotel, football college for children.
Many foreign companies took part when building the complex, including “FieldTurf” from Canada (artificial turf), Swiss “Motomatic” (drainage, irrigation, natural turf); leading European companies supplied lighting and public address systems.
The Main Arena
This modern football stadium for 13.000 seats received spectators for the first time in July, 2002. It was planned and built according to UEFA technical recommendations. The stadium is equipped with individual collapsible seats. All stands are roofed to protect spectators from bad weather. The floodlighting of the playing field is carried out from the roof of the western and eastern stands and operates in 4 modes of 400, 800, 1200 and 1600 lux. The stadium is equipped with the TV-live broadcasting system. The colorful giant video screen with a whole area of 40 square meters is mounted at the stadium.
Dressing rooms for home and visiting teams are able to receive up to 30 persons each, they are equipped according to the UEFA requirements. For both teams there are inside halls for warm-up near the dressing rooms. The turf in the halls is made of artificial materials of the last generation and produced by “FieldTurf”.
The playing field with the size of 105x68 is made of natural grass turf. The field is equipped with effective drainage system, automatic irrigating system and underground heating system which gives a possibility to prepare the turf to the proper state for any match day during an autumn-winter period.
The security and safety measures are observed inside the stadium as well as outside it.
The Small Arena
The small sport arena started functioning in September, 2002. This stadium is for 8.000 seats with 6 running-tracks and football field of 105x68 m size. The playing pitch is made of artificial turf of the third generation produced by “FieldTurf” company and it is equipped with a powerful drainage system. It allows to play in any season of a year.
The floodlighting comes from towers of 50 m height and operates in 4 modes – 400, 800, 1200 and 1600 lux. The colorful giant video screen is mounted there. The stadium is equipped with the TV-live broadcasting system. As well there are modern dressing-rooms for players and referees (including female referees), meeting the UEFA requirements.
Covered football arena and residential compound FC Sheriff
The stadium attached to the residential compound for football players and coaching staff of FC Sheriff. The covered arena designed for 3750 seats allows arranging football matches and training sessions in comfortable conditions in autumn-winter period.
The top quality of the grass is confirmed with FIFA QUALITY PRO certificate issued upon the tests results. The certificate allows arranging international competitions of different level. Infrastructure at the Covered stadium is also made for holding international tournaments -4 dressing rooms for the teams, referee rooms, press center, conference hall.
The covered arena has a regulated lighting and acoustic system with a top quality sound perception on any part of the pitch. A full-colored video scoreboard is set there as well.
In the northern part of the stadium multifunctional sport hall with hardwood flooring is built. The hall is equipped with everything needed for holding volleyball, basketball, handball and combat sports competitions. Dressing rooms in the hall can take up to 8 playing teams. The stands have 800 seats.
You can find more detailed information about the sports complex on its website.