What is a Hybrid Football Pitch?

Football is arguably one of the oldest British pastimes. Throughout history, it has undergone many changes to become the modern sport it is today. The rules were officially written by the first football regulatory body known as the ‘Football Association’ in 1863. In its infancy, football was played on plain old regular grass. From farm fields to public parks, if there was space to play, then it could be transformed into a football pitch, for 90 minutes at least!
So how did pitches become the pristine, intricate grounds we see each matchday? As the crowds of spectators grew so did the technology available.
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The story of pitch development begins at Goodison Park. In 1892, the stadium was built to house Everton football club, for an estimated fee of £3,000. It even came with an elementary drainage system, to prevent the pitch fr...

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