Advanced 3G Sports Pitch Technology

An artificial grass 3G surface is the perfect flooring option for sports facilities with a primary use of football or rugby, however hockey can also be played on the 3G sports surfacing to recreational use. Made using advanced 3G sports pitch technology, the surfacing is made up of either fibrillated or monofilament synthetic grass fibres filled with both sand and rubber infill. The sand infill provides the artificial turf yarn with stability helping to both weigh the synthetic 3G synthetic carpet down and helping the artificial fibres stand upwards.

The rubber infill in third generation football surfacing gives the artificial grass soccer surface playing characteristics similar to those of a natural football pitch. 3rd generation surfacing has continued to grow in popularity over recent years with many establishments including schools, leisure centres and football clubs choosing to install synthetic turf 3G pitches or resurface old artificial grass pitches with the latest technology of 3rd generation synthetic turf.


Make sure you fill in our contact form if you’d like some further details on the costs and specifications of artificial 3G pitches. One of our specialists will get back to you and send over some case studies of our work as well as a quote for the project you’d like us to carry out.

3G Artificial Turf Carpet Installation
3G Artificial Turf Carpet

There are a number of different synthetic turf pile heights available, these include 32mm artificial turf, 40mm sports grass, 50mm synthetic 3G turf and 60mm long piled artificial surfaces. Some of the different accreditations that artificial 3G pitches can be accredited with include FIFA 1*, FIFA 2* and IATS for football, FIH for hockey and RFU, RFL and IRB for rugby. The 3G sports pitch surfacing has a number of factors to meet the testing results set out by the governing bodies including the grade and quality of artificial grass. There are different pile weights, yarn density and stitch rates of artificial grass available which usually determine the synthetic turf’s quality. However before a 3G pitch can be accredited to a governing body surface it must undergo a number of tests including ball roll, vertical deformation and ball bounce height testing.

3G Sports Pitches Surfacing

If you are thinking of constructing a 3G sports surfacing all weather facility with a primary use of football or soccer a third generation artificial grass pitch should be the only surface option considered. 3G sports pitches can be constructed to a variety of sizes to accommodate both 11 a side soccer and small sided football including 5-a-side, 7-a-side and 9-a-side. It is common that on a full sized synthetic football pitch then it is also divided running across the width of the pitch to have 3 or 4 small sided soccer pitches included in the inlaid line marking.

There are a number of suppliers and installers of 3G synthetic turf sports surfacing in the UK however it is important to do your research and select both trusted and experienced contractors to carry out the artificial grass installation. Installing 3G synthetic sports surfacing is a skilled trade and requires the skills and expertise of experienced artificial grass installers.

Artificial Grass Rugby Pitch Specification
Synthetic Rugby Surfacing

Third generation sports surfaced rugby, hockey and football pitches are a great way for establishments such as schools, leisure centres and sports clubs to bring in extra income through evening and weekend bookings. A major reason behind the increased number of venues installing 3G rubber crumb infill pitches this is that 3rd generation synthetic surfaces are often known as all weather pitches as they allow people to participate in football all year round in all weathers including the wet and wintery months.

Third generation 3G sports surfaces are capable of this because the artificial grass system is porous and permeable meaning that they are free draining and SuDS compliant. It is recommended that players wear artificial grass-friendly boots when playing to avoid injury or damage to the surfacing.

For more information regarding the advanced 3G sports pitch technology that we use, please navigate around the rest of our website. Additionally, if you are interested in finding out the costs and prices associated with installing 3G artificial grass sport surfacing to your football pitch, hockey pitch or rugby pitch please fill in our contact form where we can assist you with the specifications, costing and pricing for this.

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