IN 2008, PETERBOROUGH LAKERS PURCHASED A high-quality Sportexe Dieterturf carpet for use by all lacrosse teams playing in the Peterborough Memorial Centre (PMC). Sportexe is the official supplier of carpet to the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and the carpet you see in the arena is the very best sold in the industry today.
The carpet was purchased and installed at a cost of approximately $120000, financed by an interest-free loan from the City of Peterborough. The loan is being repaid over ten years from the proceeds of advertising panels purchased by the carpet sponsors.
The carpet has several important advantages over the concrete floor under it. In addition to presenting a more professional floor surface for fans in the arena and watching on TV, it is an important safety feature as games played on the carpet result in fewer knee and leg injuries than on concrete. As well, it means the Lakers and the Peterborough Petes hockey team can co-exist in the PMC when seasons overlap as they can do in either Spring or Fall.
The Lakers acknowledge and greatly appreciate the support of the City of Peterborough and sponsors that have made this project possible.