New Maidstone United 3G Football Turf Pitch Debuts on TV

15th Jul 2016
Nearly there, the new 3G football turf pitch at the Gallagher Stadium
The in-situ bound E-Layer Performance Base being installed

The new 3G football turf pitch at the Maidstone United's Gallagher Stadium will make its competitive debut with live TV coverage on 6 August. BT Sport has selected the club’s opening league fixture against York City to kick off their new season coverage of the Vanarama National League.

Following promotion to the National League, the club decided to invest in the very latest 3G football turf technology with a pitch upgrade completed by Sports Construction Specialists, S&C Slatter.

The new surfacing system is the exceptional FieldTurf Vertex 3G artificial turf with an in-situ bound E-Layer Performance Base. Complete with permanent in-laid lines the upgraded facility will deliver FIFA 2 Star Performance.

As well as providing a first-class pitch for Maidstone United’s Vanarama National League programme it is a valuable asset for this highly progressive club and the wider community. The Academy will also play on the new system which will be available for hire by other clubs and organisations.

This latest stadium pitch project by S&C Slatter continues to emphasise the genuinely high play quality now available to clubs in the non-league football sector. Sutton United, also promoted to the National League for 2016/17 as Champions of National League South, have just completed their first year with an S&C Slatter-installed FieldTurf 3G football turf pitch.

The England C team recently played an International competitive match against the Slovakia U-21 team on Sutton’s 3G pitch and the England Manager, Paul Fairclough, commented after the game.

“Having played Slovakia U21’s and trained at Sutton United’s new 3rd generation pitch, it was the best surface I have seen, and this includes all those pitches I have ever come across in Eurpoe as well. It seems the e-layer sub base and choice of FieldTurf has given SUFC a fantastic pitch and one that I would be very happy for England C to use again in the future”

Sutton United’s Borough Sports Ground pitch will also be appearing soon on BT Sport when their League home tie against Tranmere Rovers is televised on 17 September.

S&C Slatter are currently completing new 3G football turf stadium pitches for a number of other clubs including Eastbourne Borough FC, Harrogate Town and Tamworth United. All clubs selected the market-leading FieldTurf Vertex 3G turf system.