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Goodbye to the good old blaes

glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk (417 hits)

PHYSICAL education at St Ninian’s high school is set to be revolutionised thanks to a new all-weather pitch. Work will begin later this year on the £502,000 synthetic surface which will replace the outdated blaes pitch. Funding for the new facility was approved as part of East Renfrewshire council’s budget earlier this year. Pupils will be able to use the state-of-the-art surface all year round during both school hours and for extra-curricular activities at nights and weekends. A council spokesman said: “The blaes surface that is currently the school’s sports pitch is rarely used due both to its poor condition, and that it is... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


New Barrfields pitch approved at last

largsandmillportnews.com (619 hits)

Largs Thistle have received retrospective planning permission for their state-of-the-art synthetic pitch - six months after it was opened. The plans - submitted by committee member Martin Phillips - cover the installation of the club's 8500 square metre synthetic turf at Barrfields Stadium in Brisbane Road. The pitch, formed from rolls of synthetic carpet laid on top of regraded top soil, was unveiled back in September after funding of £700,000 was kindly donated by Largs Euromillions winners Colin and Chris Weir. However, site owners North Ayrshire Council insisted that planning permission had to be sought, despite club officials initially understanding that this was... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


University Of Portsmouth Invests In All-Weather Pitch

aboutmyarea.co.uk (486 hits)

Sports enthusiasts at the University of Portsmouth will soon be able to practice for longer and in all weathers. The University will be building a new full size 3G pitch, suitable for playing football, rugby, lacrosse and american football at the Langstone campus. This near £1million project will begin in April and the pitch will be ready by the end of September 2013. It will be available to students and the local community to use. 3G stands for 3rd Generation rubber crumb filled synthetic grass. It is a type of plastic grass that looks and feels just like the real thing, but... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


£1.6m to kick off new sports zone at Forest

thisisnottingham.co.uk (670 hits)

THE Forest recreation ground is to get a new sports zone costing £1.6 million. Nottingham City Council has identified funding to update the north-east corner of The Forest. New facilities will include a changing pavilion, 3G football pitch and an upgrade of the existing sand-based pitch. Councillor David Trimble, the council's lead for leisure, culture and customers, said: "This is a crucial step towards developing the sports zone. It will provide a new pavilion, changing rooms and pitch which will hugely enhance sport provision in the area and improve the health and wellbeing of citizens."The city council's executive board will meet on Tuesday... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Infill Splash; Conclusion from study

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Sports Labs in conjunction with Napier University in Edinburgh have been researching the issue of infill [rubber] splash in 3G Football Turf systems. The purpose of the research was to produce a test method to assess the infill splash of filled 3G systems. The test should be able to measure the splash and rank systems in terms of low to high degrees of splash and characterize the splash in terms of the issues this may cause to television viewing. The test was set up to look at ball/surface interaction and not player surface interaction, the theory being that the ball surface... More... (Research)


Scottish FA / PFA Scotland – Pro Player 3G Pitch Survey

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The Scottish Football Association has now issued the Pro Player 3G Survey which has been distributed around Scotland’s pro players. With the PFA Scotland on board with the distribution of this through their club reps it will find all Pro players in the Scottish league. Stuart Lovell and Jack Ross have been important in making this happen and Stuart is confident of a return of 400-500 players out of the current Pro pool of circa 1250. Aware of the response rate in the context of the FIFA/FIFPro study which returned 1,129 across 44 countries in 18 months this seems... More... (Research)


Dumfries and Newton Stewart football pitches planned

bbc.co.uk (471 hits)

A council is considering allocating £500,000 towards building two new community-use artificial football pitches at local clubs. The preferred sites are at Palmerston Park in Dumfries, the home of Queen of the South, and Newton Stewart FC's ground Blairmount Park. Three new third-generation (3G) pitches have already been built in Dumfries and Galloway. Councillors will be asked next week to back building a further two. It is hoped the facilities would receive match-funding from Sport Scotland. Both clubs have said the new all-weather facilities would be a major boost for sport in their areas. More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Sportscotland invests in new East Lothian 3G sports pitches

eastlothiannews.co.uk (392 hits)

Sports teams across East Lothian have been given a boost after the council secured an investment of £600,000 from sportscotland to build three brand new synthetic pitches. The funding will be used to help create state-of-the-art 3G pitches in Dunbar, Prestonpans, and North Berwick. Work on all three facilities, which will be suitable for both football and rugby, is expected to start soon, and it is hoped they will be completed by the start of September. Commenting on the investment from the sportscotland Sport Facilities Fund, Louise Martin, chairman of sportscotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting East Lothian Council as it... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Corrib Rangers AFC gets long lease for 3G pitch

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Westside football club Corrib Rangers AFC has been given a ten year lease on a 3G all weather sports facility with floodlights at the Corrib Park Neighbourhood Park. The lease was approved at Monday’s city council meeting. A report was circulated to councillors from City Hall’s director of services Ciarán Hayes. The report stated that the council proposed to lease the facility to the club, subject to compliance with a number of conditions. These include the term of lease for a period of 10 years; the payment of rent of €1,200 a year, to be reviewed after five years; and the... More... (Football Clubs)


New lease of life for AFC Ludlow football ground

shropshirestar.com (744 hits)

The new owner of AFC Ludlow Town’s SBS stadium today said he hoped to develop it into a ‘thriving sporting facility’ for the local community. Local businessman Matt Davies said the lifting of a historic covenant on the site in Bromfield Road meant local hockey, rugby and athletics clubs could now use its £2 million facilities, which includes a state of the art full size 3G artificial pitch. It comes after it was revealed Mr Davies, who runs Showtime Security Ltd in Craven Arms, was the head of a consortium that had agreed a deal to buy the ground for an undisclosed... 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.

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