The rise of the 3G pitch

Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Kilmarnock are the latest SPFL club to install a 3G pitch and it will be used for the first time this evening when they face Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

There are now 12 SPFL clubs with artificial surfaces (detailed below), with Queen's Park taking the total to 13 on a temporary basis as they groundshare with Airdrie while Hampden is out of commission due to Glasgow 2014.

Stirling Albion were the first Scottish club to have a plastic pitch - it was in place at their old Annfield ground (pictured) between 1987 and 1992. The first match was a 1-1 draw against Ayr United in September 1987.

Scottish Premiership
Hamilton Accies - New Douglas Park
Kilmarnock - Rugby Park

Scottish Championship
Alloa Athletic - Recreation Park
Falkirk - Falkirk Stadium
Queen of the South - Palmerston

Scottish League 1
Airdrieonians - Excelsior Stadium
Forfar Athletic - Station Park
Stenhousemuir - Ochilview

Scottish League 2
Annan Athletic - Galabank
Clyde - Broadwood
East Stirlingshire - Ochilview
Montrose - Links Park

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