PROMOTION-chasing championship clubs who play on artificial turf will have to apply to the SPFL board by March 31 for special permission to use their surface in next season’s top flight. Contenders Hamilton Accies and Falkirk, both of whom have spent large sums installing state-of-the-art synthetic pitches in recent seasons, are joined by Queen of […]
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In January 2012, France had a total of 18373 registered football clubs; with 2157 full size synthetic pitches. Player participation in females over 18 has seen a steady 34% increase since 2004. In the season 2010-11, French Football Ligue 1 side FC Lorient & First division side AS Nancy became the first major teams across […]
As of January 2012, Norway had a total of 1931 registered football clubs; with 897 full size synthetic pitches. Player participation in females under 18 has seen a 6% increase since 2004. On the topic of synthetic football fields in Norway, Ole Myhrvold, Head of Construction, The Football Association of Norway said “We are forced […]
Football was first played in Iceland in 1895, introduced by a Scottish printer and bookseller. Nearly all the leading clubs are based in the south-west corner of the country around the capital with just a few others along the North coast and elsewhere. The domestic season runs from May to October. As of January 2012, […]
In January 2012, Switzerland had 1472 registered Football clubs, with 113 full size synthetic pitches as of 2012. Player participation among men and women has seen a 17% increase since 2004 On July 14 2006, the field at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland was awarded the FIFA recommended 2 star Football turf. The […]
As of January 2012, Faroe Islands had a total of 22 registered football clubs; with 20 full size synthetic pitches, the highest ratio in Europe from a club to full size pitch perspective, with the Government paying 25% of the cost for each field as told by Virgar Hvidbro, General Secretary of the Faroe Islands […]