Many professional and amateur football clubs in England, Scotland and Wales are making the transition to artificial turf for both their competition and training pitches. The advantages of a 3G pitch over natural grass include superior drainage and attenuation, lower maintenance costs, higher resistance to frost and wet weather, and much greater durability for intensive usage.
The top specification artificial turf systems available on the market are tested and certified by FIFA to match performance standards and play characteristics of football played at the highest level on natural grass. In fact, most of the top tier clubs in European football play on a hybrid system which is a combination of both natural and artificial turf.
3G pitch construction at Bromley FC's Hayes Lane ground
Bromley FC's artificial turf pitch for the National League
3G football pitch construction for Bangor FC
3G pitch construction at Nene Park Academy for Peterborough United
Manchester United FC attend opening of Blakedown's 3G football pitch at Stretford Sports Village
3G pitch construction for Harvesters FC
3G football pitch and training facility at Dearne Valley College
The opening ceremony for Blakedown's 3G football pitch at UCE Academy in Cheshire
Football on the 3G pitch at AccRoss Football Academy
Football on the 3G pitch at Ashton Sports College in Preston
3G pitch construction for Bideford Blues Junior Football Club
Football on a 3G pitch at Accrington & Rossendale College
3G pitch construction for Whitehaven AFC in Cumbria
Spectator stand construction by Blakedown
Tarmac spectator area with railing next to a 3G pitch.
Blakedown Sport & Play Ltd. is one of the largest and longest established artificial turf football pitch construction specialists in the UK. We offer a one-stop-shop service for the entire facility construction including foundation works, installation of the artificial turf, installation of floodlighting systems and fencing, installation of spectator seating and team dugouts, installation of changing facilities, and tarmac surfacing of pathways, carparks and facility landscape construction.
Blakedown's state-of-the-art indoor 3G training pitch for Fulham FC at the new Motspur Park facility.
The construction of a 3G pitch involves cutting away a depth of soil and laying a base of compacted stone with a network of entrenched drainage pipes that will carry rainwater away from the playing surface. An 'engineered' layer of porous tarmac is laid over the top of the stone, and then a rubber shockpad and 3G turf complete the installation.
3G pitches offer superior drainage and all-weather suitability to grass because the construction materials are selected and engineered to freely pass rainwater - and the artificial turf and rubber granulate infill do not harden in cold weather to the same extent as soil.
Accordingly, the maintenance costs of a 3G pitch are lower. The artificial turf needs to be brushed regularly to keep the rubber infill evenly spread across the surface, and loose vegetation must be swept away regularly to keep the drainage system clear.
Burnley FC Academy train at Nelson & Colne College in Lancashire
Bromley FC play at the Hayes Lane ground
Peterborugh United FC train at Nene Park Academy
Official opening of the 3G pitch at Hayle FC in Cornwall
Official opening of the 3G training pitches at Fulham FC
3G training pitch construction for Broughty Athletic FC
3G training pitch for Motherwell FC
3G pitch construction for Stratford Town FC
Artificial turf pitches for football clubs
Contact us for more information about 3G pitch construction for football clubs, or for budgeting advice on transitioning to 3G artificial turf.