Football Turf = Artificial Turf?
It is in this context that FIFA acknowledges the potential of artificial turf for the development of football. Due to its resistance to weather and more intense use, it qualifies as the best alternative to natural grass. However, the product range of the third generation shows huge quality differences between the various systems available on the market.
Only artificial playing surfaces which have been tested in the laboratory and on the field according to the stringent testing criteria of the FIFA Quality Programme can be called football turf. This name means that those systems fulfil the quality requirements necessary for football in terms of Playing Performance, Safety, Durability and Quality Assurance.
To identify football turf fields, FIFA is awarding the FIFA QUALITY mark to fields that meet the standard for community and amateur fields and the FIFA QUALITY PRO mark to fields that ensure the highest playing performance for professional-level football.
The history of artificial turf