Standards

Natural Playing Surfaces

Introduction

The playing surface is the central point of action for any football match, and as such it must be in good condition so that players are safe and able to perform to the best of their ability. In professional football, a quality playing surface is not only about the players’ experience but also about the impression created for viewers watching on TV, which can affect the image of a competition. Knowing the importance of high-quality playing surfaces, clubs and competition organisers work hard to prepare and maintain them to the highest level.

The FIFA Quality Programme for Natural Playing Surfaces provides a standardised testing procedure and reporting format so that clubs and competition organisers can use the same criteria to compare the quality of natural playing surfaces.


Natural playing surfaces documents

Important documents (standards and manuals, etc)

Natural Playing Surfaces

4 Oct 2021

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 06:  A worker mows the grass at Maracana stadium during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Stadium Operators Workshop and Maracana Tour on February 06, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
FIFA Quality Programme for Natural Playing Surfaces

The FIFA Quality Programme for Natural Playing Surfaces, launched in October 2021, aims to harmonise the testing procedure and enable clubs and competition organisers to use the same criteria to compare the quality of natural playing surfaces...

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