PLASTIC’S NOT SO FANTASTIC FOR 72
PLASTIC pitches won’t be returning to the Football League next term.
The League has confirmed that its clubs have decided against the re-introduction of artificial surfaces.
They became common in England in the 1980s but weren’t popular and Preston were the last to get rid of theirs, in 1994.
Following a tied vote by clubs at their previous meeting in Derby in November, clubs considered the matter, once again, at a meeting at St George’s Park.
A League spokesman said: “Over the last 12 months, League clubs have debated the issues relating to the re-introduction of artificial playing surfaces on a number of occasions.
“Having considered all the available information and having heard from relevant experts, clubs have reached the conclusion that they do not wish to pursue the matter any further, as a majority of them prefer to play their matches on grass pitches.”