It’s no secret that 3G football pitches are on the rise, particularly across the UK & Ireland. When looking for the best pitch for your facility, considering a 3G football pitch is a great option. Today on the SportsKey Blog, we’re breaking down 5 reasons why your facility should consider switching to a 3G pitch.
A 3G pitch is perfect in rain or shine.
They don’t call them “All Weather” pitches for nothing. If you’re managing a sports facility, then you know the frustration that comes with managing a pitch after rain — big puddles and a messy surface are not enjoyable to deal with (which also presents an injury risk to players). Come summertime, heat and increased sunshine can turn grass brown and unsightly. With a 3G synthetic turf, all weather can be manageable.
3G pitches are low maintenance.
There’s no need for constant landscaping with a 3G pitch. With permanent line markings and artificial grass, repainting, mowing, and aerating the pitch is a task of the past. With less time spent on maintenance, you can spend more time making your pitch available for bookings.
3G pitches can reduce the risk of injury.
The underlay that comes with a 3G pitch absorbs the impact of trips and falls, which provides considerable support to players that helps reduce the risk of injury. Unsteady ground, grass not kept up to standard, and post-rain weather hazards can now be mitigated with artificial turf pitches.
The environment loves 3G pitches.
Yes - you read that right. 3G pitches are much more eco-friendly than a natural grass alternative. Because 3G pitches don’t require high amounts of water, they become a much more sustainable option for sports facilities. There is also no need for fertiliser, pesticides, or any toxic chemicals to keep up with regular maintenance.
A 3G pitch can withstand frequent use.
We’ve all seen natural grass pitches after frequent use — covered with dead zones, holes in the ground, and ridden with dead patches of grass. Synthetic grass pitches are designed to withstand much more pressure than a natural grass pitch can, which means you can use your pitch as much as you want — and even rent it out to other clubs or groups in your community — and not have to worry about it getting damaged.
Artificial turf pitches have been around since the 1960s, but today they are growing increasingly advanced through new technology and design, leading to their immense popularity in recent years. If you’re looking to take your sports facility to the next level, installing a 3G pitch would be a great way to start!