Hard Standing

Football hard standing and Cricket grounds

Football leagues often require their clubs to have a hard standing around the pitch. Occasionally the football pitch hard standing encroachs on the outer edge of cricket grounds.

In these circumstances the HCL Grounds Committee considers the use of either of these approaches acceptable:-

1.  AstroTurf – probably permanently fixed.
2.  Green plastic webbed reinforcement.   The grass can grow through in the winter and the plastic could be lifted in the spring after the football season ends and relayed in the autumn as conditions require.