5 a side football pitch is a much smaller sports pitch where 5 players on each side play against each other. There is no standard size pitch or penalty area due to different locations and restrictions on certain sites. The sizes of the 5 a side synthetic surface is dependent upon budgets, funding and prices aswell as site restrictions.
The goalkeeper is only allowed in the penalty area and and most 5-a-side leagues have the rules of no overhead height for the football. There is no offside rule and football players generally participate in a game of 5 aside football for the duration of 40minutes.
New 3G pitches are the latest innovation for 5-a-side pitches and these are a synthetic turf infilled with sand and rubber to give the playing characteristics. The 3G artificial grass is an ideal football surface and many old tennis courts are being resurfaced into a MUGA so that a varied selection of sports can be played.
5-a-side football pitch costs approximately 80k dependent on the type on sports fencing, sports floodlighting required. The 5 a side football pitch dimensions usually are 30m x 20m but do vary due to budgets and funding.
5 a side 3rd generation football pitches are all weather pitches that can be used all year round and give the playing characteristics of natural grass. The 3 g pitches are constructed with a drainage within the sub base so no 5-a-side games should be called off unless heavy snow. There is a 4th generation turf on the market which has no infill however the 4G is generally used on full size football fields and we feel the best surface is a 3G sports grass surface.
If you have any further questions with regards to budgets, funding, cost, price, quote, design, specification, dimensions, size, suppliers, contractors or options with whether you feel a multi use games area is the ideal solution. Please fill in our contact form or phone our head office on 01625 445760. Alternatively please visit our sports product sheets PDFs which list a full specification on all types of synthetic surfaces like 3G artificial grass, sand filled synthetic turf, sand dresses sports surfaces, insitu shockpads, porous sports underlays and much more. Or alternatively our play area product sheets PDFs which lists the details on playground surfaces, safety surfacing, play area wetpour surfaces, long jump runways, ATP, STP or again much more information.