RFU artificial pitch at Ivybridge to open this month

05 Aug 2018 11:49 | Sara Raine

WORK is nearly complete on the new RFU artificial grass pitch at Ivybridge.

Contractors are now just putting the finishing touches to the venue, which is due to officially open on August 30.

The pitch will be available for all clubs will be able to hire via the RFU’s booking website. Full details can be found HERE.

It is the first RFU AGP in Devon or Cornwall and is part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 legacy.

The major driver for installing artificial pitches around the country is to sustain and grow participation in the game against a backdrop of adverse weather conditions and increasing pressure on natural turf pitches. 

RFU data shows that wetter winters are having a serious impact on the rugby season, resulting in more games and training sessions being cancelled.