The level of the pitch is the first test – if it’s bumpy, it spoils the game.
The pitch should be 95% to 99% covered in grass.
The condition of a heavy work area like the goal mouth must be well maintained.
A safety test is done on the goal posts and the corner flags.
The dugouts (technical benches) must be secured.
The irrigation system pop-outs must be in the ground.
The drainage system must be able to cope with flooding.