State-of-the-art FIFA 1* 3G Pitch

Blakedown Sport & Play have constructed a 100m x 63m full-size 3G pitch certified to FIFA 1-star standards, complete with twin-bar fencing and six column floodlighting system, at Accrington and Rossendale College in Lancashire.

  • Client: Accrington & Rossendale College Foundation
  • Contract Type: JCT Minor Works
  • Contract Value: £450,000
  • Build Time: 16 weeks

This top-specification installation saw the 3G artificial turf laid onto an Engineered base comprising a double layer of porous macadam. The selected 3G turf was made by Belgian turf manufacturer Desso, famous for the Grassmaster system used at Wembley, the Santiago Bernabeu, and Emirates stadiums.

Our academy teams will be based at this new facility, providing them with a training centre to rival and surpass most professional football clubs' own training grounds.

- Head of Sports, Mark Fell

This is a great facility for the entire community and we will ensure it is enjoyed, not only by our talented students, but by local schools, football clubs and other groups who will benefit from the investment

- College Principal, Stephen Carlisle

Location: Broad Oak Campus, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2AW

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