3G Football Pitches

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A state-of-the-art £512,580 third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) opened on Tuesday 11 October 2016. The project was made possible thanks to a £512,580 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities.  The grant has enabled the council to refurbish an old sand-based pitch into a new floodlight 3G AGP giving its partner clubs, Middleton Rangers FC and Darlington Youth FC, the ability to attract and retain new players, increasing participation in the process.

The club worked in partnership with the Football Foundation and Durham FA to develop a five-year Football Development Plan (FDP) – a vision for football delivery at the facility – in which the site will see the start of 10 new teams, whilst overall participation is set to increase by 40%.  By providing more high-quality facilities, coupled with coaching at the appropriate age group, the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund aims to improve the experience for regular players as well as attracting new players to the game.


3G Pitch Hire Price   Concession   
1/3rd 3G Pitch - Adult (1 hour) £45 £42 
1/3rd 3G Pitch - Junior (1 hour) £28 £24 
Full 3G Pitch - Adult (1 hour) £75 £60 
Full 3G Pitch - junior (1 hour) £48  

If you want to enjoy a kick about with your mates then simply book a pitch for an hour, get yourself out there and start scoring. To ensure you get the same pitch every week you can take out a block booking. Our pitch will be busy due to high demand, especially during peak hours, so block booking is a great way to avoid disappointment and ensure you get the time that suits your team best.

Contact us on 01325 254370 or email movemore@darlington.gov.uk for more information.