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IMMEDIATE POSITION - CONTRACTS MANAGER McArdle Sport Tec Ltd are a leading specialist sports pitch construction company in the UK. We provide turnkey civil engineering and synthetic surface installations for high-profile clients including Premier League football clubs, National League hockey clubs and Schools of Sporting Excellence; we are on the Football Foundations PlayZone and Artificial [...]

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3G Football Pitch above view with players on pitch
How much does a 3G pitch cost? This is one of our frequently asked questions, and one which doesn’t have an immediate or straightforward answer. Each of our projects is unique, meaning there can be no ‘one size fits all’ cost. There are several factors to consider which will influence the overall 3G pitch cost. [...]

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3G Rugby Pitches - Enhancing the game for all Can your club benefit from the installation of a 3G World Rugby Reg 22 pitch? In this blog we explain the benefits and advantages of installing an Artificial Rugby Pitch which could support and nurture rugby player's development and team progression, whilst creating opportunities for rugby [...]

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FIH Announce Changes to Hockey Turf and Field Standards In June 2021, the FÉdÉration Internationale de Hockey (FIH) changed their classification methods for hockey pitches around the world - but what does this mean for you? Using the old system, hockey pitches were classified into the following categories: Global Elite Global National Community Global Elite [...]

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Multiple sports pitches for multi use games
All You Need to Know About Multi Use Games Areas MUGAs, or ‘Multi Use Games Areas’, are a type of sports surface which can be used to accommodate various different sports, such as hockey, 5-a-side football, netball, basketball, and tennis. Multi Use Games Areas are particularly useful to schools and local sports community clubs since [...]

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Pitch maintenance
The Importance of Artificial Pitch Maintenance PITCH MAINTENANCE IS ESSENTIAL TO KEEP YOUR SPORTS SURFACE IN GOOD CONDITION AND IMPROVE ITS LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE. In this guide, we’ll give you our top tips on how to maintain your pitch, from 3G surfaces used for rugby and football, to high level water-based hockey pitches. Keeping your facilities [...]

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Football Foundation Logo
Partners TigerTurf and McArdle Sport Tec are celebrating successive appointment on the consecutive Football Foundation AGP Supplier Framework The Football Foundation is a charity that channels funding through the Premier League, The FA and Government through Sport England. They invited artificial grass producers, alongside their construction partners, to participate in a manufacturer-led Framework tender, to [...]

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Walking on a red athletics track
Athletics tracks: Which is right for you? We’re specialists in athletics track construction, with installations ranging in size, track system, colour and budget. We’ve installed numerous tracks since starting out in business – from the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, to schools and colleges (such as Stowe School and University of Birmingham) across the UK. When [...]

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Artificial grass
What is a 3G pitch? And how about 4G or 5G? A question we get asked frequently here at McArdle Sport Tec, is “What is a 3G pitch?”. With all the buzzwords being thrown around in the industry these days, we can understand the confusion. So, what does 3G stand for? To explain it simply, [...]

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Three construction workers
Health and Safety at McArdle Sport Tec McArdle Sport Tec are experts within the sports construction industry, we take pride in providing high-quality 3G sports pitches and athletics tracks. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team,specialising in innovative designs and pioneering construction methods – so you can rely on us to understand your needs and deliver [...]

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Three construction workers chatting
Finding funding for sports facilities When you are looking to invest in a 3G sports pitch or refurbish your existing artificial sport pitch, there are numerous schemes available to help you raise the necessary funding. Applying for funding is often a time-consuming process, so it’s worth investing some time into researching sources fully before making [...]

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Hockey pitch construction
Hockey Pitch Construction Where to Begin This guide has been designed to assist with answering initial questions we are often asked by clients when they first embark on their hockey pitch construction journey.  -How much does artificial hockey pitch construction cost? The cost of building a pitch can vary immensely. Do you require a simple [...]

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