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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 in recent days to tidy up the building and make it water tight. It is not the only construction work set to be done at Queens this summer. A further half a million pound project to replace the grass pitch at Palmerston with an artificial surface, similar to that planned for the indoor pitches, will start in just two weeks time. The board believes all the planned facilities will help safeguard the long-term financial stability of the Doonhamers and improve their link with the local community. The new pitch will also mean a return to Dumfries for the first team at least one day a week from their current training base in Glasgow.

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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.