Artificial turf has been around for decades – but only recently, since manufacturers first developed surfaces tailored specifically to the needs of football, has it been a truly viable surface for football matches. The concept behind most present-day systems is based on a surface with long, grass-like fibres filled with sand and rubber particles.
Benefits of Artificial Turf
- Drought resistant
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Safe and consistent playing surface
- All-weather playing surface
- Increased capacity for usage; for playing and training
In order to ensure the best pitches are constructed and installed, FIFA has produced guidelines to assist with the development of Artificial Turf pitches.
The FIFA Quality Concept, a guarantee of premium quality and consistency, is now a respected international industry standard. With its commitment to first-rate artificial surfaces, FIFA is responding to the growing demand for playing football on football turf – chiefly in regions where the climate makes it impossible to organise football matches on good natural turf all year round.
The documents below will provide guidance to the industry consultants and clubs.
Click here to download FIFA’s Guidelines
Click here to download FIFA Case Studies
Click here to download Artificial Turf Licensees