Essential Requirement for Midweek Matchdays
LIGHTING FOR NATURAL GRASS AND 3G PITCHES
Matches, Training, Maintenance and Testing
Floodlighting plays an important role in the delivery of football across several key areas of the game.
It is a key requirement for clubs within the FA National League System and is also essential on artificial grass pitches to ensure extended community use, which allows for increased hours of play and football outcomes. This, in turn, assists in increasing revenues and improving the sustainability of the facility.
The downloadable document below is to guide facility operators on the successful installation of artificial lighting for football. There are some key issues with regards to the development of sites with floodlights and these include: planning, health and safety, costs (both installation and running costs), maintenance and achieving the required lux levels for the planned activities.
This document highlights the main issues in relation to floodlighting for football, identifying key areas for floodlight implementation.
More information on floodlighting, technical requirements, planning permission, project design and implementation can be found in the following FA Guide: