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£10m Belle Vue Sports Village plans unveiled

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Proposals for a £10million sporting hub at Belle Vue in East Manchester have been unveiled. The £10 million development will offer a range of unique, world class sports facilities for community use and elite sportsmen and women alike – while modernising the existing Belle Vue Leisure Centre. The proposals include a new National Speedway Stadium and National Speedway Academy, a new all-weather pitch, a new National Basketball Centre, new rugby pitch and high quality improvements to the existing fitness and leisure facilities. In terms of speedway, £4.5m building costs for the new National Speedway Stadium will be funded by the city council. This... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Goodbye to the good old blaes

glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk (86 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 Work will begin later this year on the £502,000 synthetic surface which will replace the outdated blaes pitch.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

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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

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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

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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)


Dumfries and Newton Stewart football pitches planned

bbc.co.uk (83 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

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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)

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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.