The artificial turf named '3G' (Third Generation) is a surface created using synthetic fibres and rubbers, made to look like grass.
Unlike previous artificial surfaces, the pitch does not contain sand, therefore it is much less likely to cause friction burns to the skin.
The main reason for its use is maintenance—artificial turf stands up to heavy use, particularly in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming.
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