3G Football Pitch Construction & FIFA QUALITY turf

Our artificial football surfaces, similar to 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 helps 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 playing on a natural grass surface, mimicking the ball bounce and ball roll. Our 3G artificial 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 surfaces, we recommend a macadam (engineered) base for increased durability and to improve playing characteristics. An installation of a rubber shock pad also increases player comfort and reduces maintenance costs.

To gain FIFA QUALITY Programme for Football Turf 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

Stoke city football club - All weather surface at Clyton Wood training ground facility - 2010 - PHIL GREIG - MANDATORY CREDIT PHIL GREIG - © phil greig 2010 - greigphotography.com


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 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 sports pitch


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 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, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have been certified to FIFA 2 star.

Case Studies

Find out more about our recent projects …

Chippenham RFC

Northern Area Playing Fields

HMS Temeraire

Dartford Valley RFC