Types of Artificial Grass Football Pitches

There are two predominant types of artificial grass sports pitches, 3G and 4G. The ‘G’ just stands for Generation with 3G composing of a rubber-crumb in-fill and 4G composing of a special curled ‘yarn’ that replaces the rubber-crumb element.


We can construct a whole variety of patterns into our 4G and 3G sports Surfaces. We can build bespoke designs, club logos, wording and a variety of lines and curves. Speak to our installation team about what design you might have in mind.

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Sub Base

One of the most important parts of an artificial grass sports pitch is the quality of the sub base. This needs to be perfectly flat and stable. We use high quality MOT type 1 to ensure the creation of a solid sub base.

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Is a DIY football pitch installation possible?

Yes, many of our customers have built DIY football pitches in their back gardens. Often this doesn’t necessarily involve ultra-secure surfacing or even a rubber-crumb in-fill. For DIY football pitches we recommend either Stadia 24, or even Pro Play. Pro Play is typically used in playgrounds and is not suitable for semi-professional sports pitches, however it is suitable for a small kick about in your back garden.

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The Benefits of Artificial Grass for Football Pitches

1. Durability and Longevity

Artificial grass for football pitches is engineered to withstand heavy use and harsh weather conditions. Unlike natural grass, which can become muddy and damaged, synthetic turf remains in top condition throughout the year. This durability ensures a consistent playing surface, reducing the risk of injuries and allowing for more intensive usage.

2. Cost-Effective Maintenance

Maintaining natural grass pitches is labour-intensive and costly, requiring regular mowing, watering, fertilising, and pest control. In contrast, artificial grass requires minimal maintenance. There’s no need for watering, mowing, or chemical treatments, significantly lowering long-term maintenance costs and conserving water resources.

3. Consistent Playability

One of the key advantages of artificial grass is its uniformity. It provides a consistently smooth and level playing surface, ensuring optimal ball roll and bounce. This consistency enhances the quality of the game and reduces unpredictable variations that can affect performance. Players can rely on the pitch’s condition, regardless of weather conditions.

4. All-Weather Usability

Artificial grass pitches are all-weather surfaces, making them playable in a wide range of conditions. Whether it’s raining or snowing, synthetic turf does not get muddy or waterlogged, preventing game cancellations and allowing for continuous use. This reliability is especially beneficial in regions with extreme weather patterns.

5. Enhanced Safety Features

Modern artificial grass is designed with player safety in mind. It often includes shock-absorbing layers and advanced infill materials that reduce the impact on joints and muscles. This reduces the risk of injuries from falls and collisions, providing a safer playing environment for athletes of all levels.

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