Iron will vote yes to 3G pitches

Scunthorpe will vote for the use of 3G pitches in League One and Two from the start of next season at a Football League meeting tomorrow.

The Iron’s General Manager David Beeby told “The club are in favour of having the choice.

“There is a good financial argument for clubs to be able to have them and artificial grass pitches are now allowed in the FA Cup as well as Champions League and International competitions.”

Championship clubs are against the use of artificial turf, making exception for cup games, meaning clubs would have to revert back to a grass pitch prior to the start of the season if they were promoted.

Beeby said the individual club would be responsible financially for the switch back to grass.

“Each club will have different financial model but a club may opt to have an artificial surface to reduce training costs or to generate revenue by hiring facilities.


“This could payback the cost of installing the pitch in a relatively short period of time. You can also take up an artificial pitch and have it relayed elsewhere so on promotion to the Championship the artificial surface could be removed from the main stadium and put on a training ground”, he added.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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