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Do football clubs use natural or artificial grass?
A number of UK football clubs use both natural and artificial grass pitches for training. There are artificial grass football clubs that need to this turf due to their pitches being outside, so they need to be able to play in all weather.
Do to the massive cost saving benefits of artificial grass, the costs to maintain the pitch can be much lower, and being artificial the grass allows clubs to use their pitches all year round.
However, artificial pitches have been banned in professional English football since 1995.
The ban is unusual as top professional leagues in many countries European including France, Holland, Scotland and Spain use of artificial grass to improve the usage and versatility of their stadiums. It’s also used in The Champions League and The World Cup.