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Youngsters help ex-United star to officially open new 3G facility

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FORMER Newcastle United and England footballer Peter Beardsley officially opened a new state-of-the-art playing surface in south east Northumberland on Wednesday. The full size 3G artificial grass football pitch at Sporting Club Cramlington, was completed with a £100,000 investment from Cramlington Learning Village and Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure, and a £185,000 grant from the Football Foundation. As well as the pupils of Cramlington Learning Village, Cramlington Town FC and Cramlington Juniors FC who each contributed £1,500, will also use the new facility. The floodlit pitch can be divided into areas for training or competitive matches and is also available for hire by... More... (Football Clubs)

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£1.5m plan to install new football pitches

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MORE than £1.5 million will be invested in sports facilities under plans to revamp two football pitches with modern artificial turf. The development will see the new pitches installed at Dimensions Leisure Centre, in Burslem, and Northwood Stadium.The work, which features modern '3G' articifical turf, also includes refurbishing changing facilities. Fitness fans in Burslem welcomed the modern pitch improvements. Damian Tootell, aged 38, from Silverdale, said: "The facilities are very good and we come with our three-year-old son. "The funding sounds encouraging and it is important to keep places like this up-to-date. "Any outdoor pitch is going to suffer from the weather when it comes... More... (Football Clubs)

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New 3G FIFA 1* pitch opening soon at Meadowbank

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With flexible pitch sizes and the latest turf technology, Edinburgh’s new 3G football ground is pitch perfect! Meadowbank Sports Centre are delighted to be almost ready to open their brand new FIFA 1* pitch. Contractors have been hard at work over the last few months dismantling the old and re-building top class facilities from scratch. The ground accommodates 11-a-side games or three 7-a-side pitches. Featuring floodlighting and 3G turf, players’ comfort and safety, as well as spectators’ enjoyment, have been paramount in the design and finish of the build. The £450,000 project was funded primarily by CashBack, the Scottish Government’s initiative to invest... More... (Football Clubs)

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JFA target 3G pitch at Springfield

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An artificial sports pitch could be built at Springfield by 2015, if plans put forward by the Jersey Football Association are given the go-ahead. A three year plan released by the Association yesterday includes considering the provision of at least one third-generation, full size, floodlit, artificial turf pitch by 2015 – with Springfield the preferred location. A new 3G pitch could cost in the region of £400,000 to £500,000, but the Football Foundation, through the FA, would be prepared to contribute around half of the funds. FA regional facilities manager Dylan Evans said: ‘We are prepared to work with the States of... More... (Football Clubs)


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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.