The name 3G simply stands for ‘third generation’ – a new type of artificial, all-weather pitch that is constructed with synthetic materials. They offer a very realistic bounce and ball roll, providing a playing experience that is virtually the same as when playing on grass. This type of pitch has even been used in UEFA Champions League games.
The realistic feel of our pitches is created by using a tufted surface, with a sand and rubber infill. The surface is constructed with a ‘pile’, much the same as a carpet, and then infilled with sand and rubber, which gives the surface a very similar feel to a natural grass pitch.
There are many things to consider when installing a 3G football pitch, and the following are some of the more important ones:
We manufacture our pitches in the UK they are installed them right across the country. Many have even been installed in other parts of the world. Here are some more reasons why you should consider working with us on your 3G football pitch project:
Yes, we recommend that a shock pad is used below the playing surface on all installations. This will help to prevent the surface from hardening, maintaining the natural feel of the pitch and preserving playing performance over a longer period of time. Incorporating a shockpad will also offer protection when falling and help to reduce ball bounce.
The process of exporting is in stages; it begins with the processing of the order, leads onto the production of the surface and finally ends with a quality check to ensure the surface is the best quality for our customers. After the surface has passed its quality check it can then begin its journey overseas.
Playrite work with numerous consultants who specialise in the design of dynamic sports bases and by amending a client’s specification slightly, anything can be possible.
Maintenance is an important part aspect with any synthetic surface, not just to enhance the visual aspect of the surface, but also to enable consistent playing performance throughout its life span. Artificial surfaces are cheaper to maintain that natural grass pitches. You must consider the costs involved in providing equipment and labour to maintain your surface against the cost to employ a company to carry out routine maintenance visits every month or quarter – dependent upon your type of surface.
Our needlepunch surfaces are all weather and can be used all year round. Needlepunch is the most durable method and will drain faster than a conventional tufted surface. It is not recommended to remove snow from the surface, however a synthetic surface will generally thaw quicker than hard surfaces such as tarmacadam.