3G Football Pitch Construction

Our artificial football surfaces, like our rugby pitches, employ third generation (3G) technology, using synthetic fibres made to replicate natural grass.

Unlike the old-style synthetic grass carpets, 3G surfaces are filled with sand and rubber granules. The rubber granules help to keep the synthetic grass upright, greatly reducing abrasiveness and minimising friction burns.

All 3G surfaces are specifically designed to offer similar playing characteristics to a natural grass surface, mimicking the ball bounce and roll. Our 3G football pitches are extremely durable, which means you can use the surface continuously throughout the year with consistent performance in most weather conditions.

As a responsible installer of synthetic sports pitches, we recommend a macadam (engineered) base for increased durability and to improve playing characteristics. Installing a rubber shock pad also increases player comfort and reduces maintenance costs.

To gain FIFA QUALITY certification (FIFA QUALITY or FIFA QUALITY PRO), all 3G synthetic pitches must attain a level of safety, performance, and quality. McArdle Sport Tec will work with you to determine the level of certification that you require.

Surface Choices For Football

fresh artificial football pitch


FIFA QUALITY certification (formerly known as FIFA 1 Star) for football turf recognises a high-quality playing standard for community and local club use.

We have installed FIFA QUALITY 3G football pitches for: Baker Barracks, St John Bosco Arts College, Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Watford FCBarry Town United, Cheshunt FC,  Newbridge High School, Reddish North End FC, University of Hertfordshire and many more.

3G football pitch with fresh artificial grass


FIFA QUALITY PRO (formerly known as FIFA 2 Star) certification for football turf recognises a superior quality playing standard for professional and stadium use.

We have installed FIFA QUALITY PRO football pitches for Ilkley Town AFC & Reading Football Club’s training facilities at Bearwood Park.

Airbus Broughton FC, Brentford FC, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Stoke City FC, West Bromwich FC, and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have all been certified to FIFA 2 star.

Case Studies

Find out more about our recent projects …

University of Birmingham

Boston United Football Club

St George’s College

Cardiff Met University