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How artificial turf could change the future of soccer in North America

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THE WORD is MLSsoccer.com's weekly long-form series. This week, writer Charles Boehm examines the role of artificial turf in the future of soccer in North America, and whether or not the surface's critics will one day waver on one of the sport's most controversial topics. More... (3G Footbal Pitch)

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Wedmore Playing Fields gets £100,000 boost from Football Foundation

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Wedmore Playing Fields has had a £100,000 boost towards its bid to double in size. The six-figure sum comes from the UK’s largest sports charity, the Football Foundation. Project manager for the sports development, Pete Brown of Wedmore-based architects Benjamin & Beauchamp, said: “We are delighted to have this generous grant from the Football Foundation which will enable work to begin on this long-awaited development. “We very much hope that more financial support will follow when the local community sees work starting on the development.” The huge leap forward means the playing fields management committee can tell contractors to start work this month on... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)

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Football club to get artificial pitch

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A FOOTBALL club has been given permission to install an artificial pitch amid concerns that cancelled matches were turning youngsters away from the game. Ladybridge Football Club, whose players play on pitches off Tempest Road, Lostock, applied for permission to replace grass with a state-of-the-art 3G artificial pitch and erect a 2m security fence around it. The scheme has now been approved — despite objections the work was not in keeping with the pitch’s green belt status. Volunteer coach Andrew Holliday, said: “The rainfall over the last few years has been no blip and four of the wettest five years on record have... More... (Football Clubs)

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Queens in bid for further 600k development at Palmerston

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Queen of the South are moving ahead with plans for a £600,000 revamp of the old Tesco building at Palmerston. The club have applied for funding from an unnamed source to help pay for the creation of two indoor seven-a-side 3G pitches within the old supermarket. New changing facilities will also be part of the scheme that chairman Billy Hewitson hopes could start within three months. He told Standard Sport: “This is what I originally wanted to happen at Palmerston. “We hope to hear about the funding by the end of June and if it is successful work will start immediately.” Volunteers have been working... More... (Football Clubs)

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Hampton School’s 3G Sports Ground sets the new standard

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When S&C Slatter handed over the keys of the recently completed 3G Turf facility to Hampton School, there was a collective sense that something special had been achieved in delivering this project. The high quality of the facility is clear for all to see; the exceptional testing results prove FIFA 2-star and iRB regulation 22 performance standards are comfortably achieved across the facility; the overall aesthetic is pleasing on the eye and the new facility provides an exceptional sports and recreation asset for Hampton School. What sets this new facility apart from other sports ground development projects is found in the... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)

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QPR get Warren Farm green Light

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QUEENS Park Rangers football club is delighted to confirm it has been given the go ahead to progress its plans for a state-of-the-art training ground facility at the Warren Farm site. At a meeting this evening (Wednesday 24th April), Ealing Councillors voted in favour of granting planning permission for the club's proposal to build a full multi-purpose Elite Training Facility and Community Sports Complex on the Warren Farm site. It is intended that works will begin in the coming months, with the facility set to be ready ahead of the 2015/16 season. QPR CEO Philip Beard told www.qpr.co.uk: “This is a landmark day... More... (Football Clubs)

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Tender race kicks-off for £25m QPR training ground

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The tender race has begun for Queens Park Rangers’ new £25m training ground which was given the green light by planners last night. Rangers are pushing ahead with the Elite Training Facility and Community Sports Complex on the Warren Farm site in Southall despite languishing in the Premier League relegation zone. The club hope to start construction before the end of the summer with the new training ground due to be ready ahead of the 2015/16 season. QPR CEO Philip Beard said: “This is a landmark day for Queens Park Rangers Football Club. “There is a lot of hard work ahead of us as... More... (Football Clubs)

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Lottery Award given for new 3G pitch

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The University of St Mark & St John has recently been given a conditional National lottery award of £240,000 towards the creation of a new floodlit 3G rugby and football compliant synthetic grass pitch. The facility will be built adjacent to the new Marjon multi-purpose sports centre and will provide a valuable resource for sports clubs throughout the city to play football, rugby and will assist with the growth of other sports such as Lacrosse in the city. The building of this facility is also another important development for the University in becoming an outstanding indoor and outdoor sporting hub... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)

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UEFA boss Michel Platini opens £5m football centre in Spytty

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IT was described as an "historic" day for Welsh football, with Newport officially becoming the cradle in which our future sporting talent is nurtured on Saturday. The importance of the new £5 million Dragon Park, Spytty, was summed up by the presence of some true heavyweights of the game- UEFA chief and former French superstar Michel Platini, our own Ian Rush, Neville Southall and Chris Coleman, the current Wales manager. Mr Platini described the facility- which is designed to nurture the future Gareth Bales and Aaron Ramseys- as "beautiful" when he officially opened it. He joked: "I played once against Wales and lost",... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)

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Football development centre unveiled

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UEFA football chief Michel Platini is in Wales today to officially open the new Wales national football development centre. Dragon Park, in Newport international Sports Village, boasts two premium grade grass pitches and one third generation (3G) artificial pitch and a state-of-the-art headquarters building with changing rooms, training recovery zone and an administrative base for the Welsh Football Trust. The first phase of Dragon Park, which has cost almost £5million, has been funded with investment including £2million from UEFA, £750,000 each from both the Football Association of Wales and Sport Wales, and around £400,000 through FIFA programmes. The centre aims to improve the... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


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What does '3G pitch' mean?

The artificial turf named '3G' (Third Generation) is a surface created using synthetic fibres and rubbers, made to look like grass. Unlike previous artificial surfaces, the pitch does not contain sand, therefore it is much less likely to cause friction burns to the skin. The main reason for its use is maintenance—artificial turf stands up to heavy use, particularly in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming.

How much to build a 3g football pitch?

The 3G surfaces have evolved to mimic the playing characteristics of a natural field but can be used endlessly in all weather conditions. The third generation surfaces is what all the premier league teams train on and to build a full size football pitch with fencing, floodlighting, drainage, groundworks and surfacing costs approximately 600k. This price is based on the site being good access and existing level conditions to the site.