Ground Criteria

HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE GROUND CRITERIA 2017/18

GROUND TENURE
Clubs must have an agreement or lease to use their facilities that is acceptable to the league

GROUND SHARING (FAW RULE)
Any club proposing ground sharing arrangements for matches in the next season in the Pyramid Tiers 1 – 4 must provide written confirmation by 1st April through their Directly Affiliated League or Area Association. This arrangement must satisfy the higher league and must be for a minimum of one season. Any club entering into a ground sharing arrangement for one season and being promoted on this basis, will automatically be relegated after one season if they are unable to continue the arrangement and are unable to confirm their facilities for the following season by 1st April. Time shall be of the essence in respect of all deadlines in this sub-clause of the Regulations

COVERED ACCOMODATION FOR SPECTATORS
Clubs must have a minimum covered accommodation for at least one hundred and ten spectators with a minimum of fifty seats

PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM
Clubs must have a working PA system that can be heard by all spectators

FIELD OF PLAY
Pitch size must be a minimum of 98*63 metres. Playing surface must be acceptable to the league

GOALPOSTS
Both goalpost must be identical and conform to FIFA rules. Hooks for attaching goal nets are not allowed

DUGOUTS
Dugouts must seat at least eight people, they will preferably be on the same side of the pitch

CHANGING ROOMS
Players - each changing room must have seating for at least eighteen people with shower facilities that have at least four shower heads. Preferably with a toilet in each
Match officials - must have a minimum of four seats and showering facility. Preferably with a toilet

SAFE WALKWAY
There must be a safe walkway for players and match officials between changing room and pitch. No ropes allowed

REFRESHMENTS
Clubs must have refreshments facilities for spectators - hot and cold drinks must be available

HARDSTANDING
There must be hard standing on one length and one width of playing area for spectactors

BARRIER RAILS
The field of play must be completely surrounded by barrier rails that are acceptable to the league (no rope)

TOILETS
There must be toilet facilities for male and female spectators with running water - they must be different than those used by players and match officials

FIRST AID FACILITIES
There must be a stretcher for use on all match days
Clubs must have a person with a valid first aid certificate at all games. The person(s) must supply an up to date certificate to the league