Lichfield City FC's Brownsfield Park home

A state-of-the-art artificial football pitch could be installed at Lichfield City FC.

Lichfield City FC’s Brownsfield Park home

The Midland Football League Division One club has applied for planning permission to rip up their current grass surface and replace it with a new 3G one.

As well as the new artificial surface, City also hope to install new five metre high ball-stop fencing and netting, as well as new hard-standing for spectators.

The use of artificial pitches has risen in recent years, particularly amongst non-league football clubs due to the reduced chance of games being called off due to bad weather, as well as the potential for increased use of the facility throughout the week.

A statement supporting the application said: “It will provide a genuine asset for Lichfield City and associated teams, and will encourage and inspire more people of all ages to participate in sport.”

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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