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3G Football Turf Pitch Information

The emergence of 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTP’s) or Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs) has impacted significantly on the way football is played and delivered throughout the country.

3G FTP’s offer a quality playing surface throughout the year, allowing for increased opportunities for training and match competition at all levels and ages.

3G Football Turf Guidance for Players, Referees, Clubs, Leagues and Ground staff

Get in touch

Daniel McElhone

(Facilities & Investment Officer)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 3)


If a 3G pitch is not on The FA's approved list then it cannot be used for affiliated football matches. The list continues to be added to as more 3G pitches are tested. The link below is to The FA's official register. Just select 'Durham' from the drop down box (next to County FA heading) to see the pitches that have passed the 3G pitch test within the county.

check the fa 3g register