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Green Light for 3G pitch

Cambridge City Football Club are pleased to announce CCGrass as the new supplier for the 3G pitch being built at our new stadium in Sawston, South Cambridgeshire thanks to a grant from The Football Foundation.

The grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to build a floodlit 3G pitch as part of the new stadium will help develop and improve sports facilities in the area. The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities and this grant will enable Cambridge City, who play at Step 4 in the Northern Premier League Midlands Division, to install a new 3G pitch as part of the club’s new stadium developments.

The club has also received Premier League funding towards new floodlights, spectator accommodation, boundary fencing, ball stop netting, pitch perimeter barrier, turnstiles, dugouts and spectator hardstanding at their new stadium and community hub in Sawston. The £150,000 grant has been awarded through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), which is the largest funder of non-league football in the country.

Work to lay the new 3G pitch will be well underway by the end of June, with suppliers CCGrass due on site next week. The company produces more football pitches than any other global artificial manufacturer and boasts a wide range of available products. Their high performance products have been widely adopted by football clubs, including Chelsea FC and Olympiacos, and regularly feature in FIFA tournaments. As a FIFA Preferred Provider, CCGrass has more than 180 artificial turf systems tested to FIFA quality standards.

Kevin Satchell, Chairman of Cambridge City FC, said: “We are looking forward to working with CCGrass to create a first class football facility and community hub in Sawston. We are grateful to them for the work they have carried out so far and cannot wait to see this next stage of our stadium build take shape. We are grateful to the Football Foundation and the Cambridgeshire Football Association for all their help and support for our project to bring a 3G pitch to our new stadium, providing a vital training space for not only all of our teams to use but other local teams and community groups."

"In addition, the funding provided by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund in conjunction with The Premier League will ensure all visitors can enjoy modern, inclusive facilities at our new stadium safely. At Cambridge City we have always put community at the centre of everything we do, these facilities will not just benefit the grassroots football fan but create a safe and accessible space for all members of the community to come together."

Bryn Lee, CEO of CCGrass UK, added, “We are delighted to be involved with this new football facility at Cambridge City FC. The benefits a synthetic turf pitch can bring to a club and community are, now, well known. CCGrass has worked with many clubs across England, and indeed the world, and we are thrilled to help make football accessible to more people. Congratulations to the club for bringing this project to life.”

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