U2 pay €90,000 towards Berlin’s Olympic Stadium pitch replacement 

Berlin’s Olympic Stadium pitch has been replaced following a U2 concert during which it was damaged.

The Irish rock band paid almost €90,000 (£80,000/$105,000) towards the €130,000 total cost of relaying the field, according to the BBC. The band performed at the stadium on July 12, causing the turf to be unplayable.

The grass needed to be prepped before English Premier League football club Liverpool’s game against Hertha Berlin on July 29.

“The pitch will be in perfect condition for the game,” Olympic Stadium spokesperson Christoph Meyer said.

“We’ve done this a lot of times, sometimes even one day before a match.”

The match between Liverpool and Hertha will mark both clubs’ 125th anniversaries.

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