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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 Jersey and for a ballpark figure, if it costs in the region of £350,000 to £400,000, we’d look to put in £200,000 – we recognise that there is a serious investment that we could bring to the table.’ If the project went ahead, the new pitch could be in use for the NatWest Island Games in 2015.

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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.