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Why installing a spectator rail benefits outdoor football pitches

Why installing a spectator rail benefits outdoor football pitches

14th May 2021

With increased scrutiny on the safety and wellbeing of players and fans, spectator rails are a common feature of outdoor football pitches. Yes, they may be a legal requirement for many non-league and academy associations. Still, the practical, aesthetic, and safety benefits make them a popular sight across the UK playing fields.

Protecting players and spectators alike

The obvious spectator rail benefits around your football pitch are the additional safety elements.

Whatever level of football is being played, players and fans must be safely separated. Robust rails and purpose crafted sports fencing provides that separation. It means spectators can watch and enjoy the game in comfort and from a safe distance while allowing the match to unfold without fear of fans inadvertently appearing on the field of play.

By adding mesh infills to the rails, you can enhance the sense of security around the pitch, with the further benefit of fewer dashes across the park to retrieve the ball.

Spectator rail benefits outdoor football by improving pitch quality

From an aesthetic point of view, the addition of a quality constructed, beautifully finished, and durable railing can elevate the football pitch above and beyond your ‘standard’ park pitch. It can create an event-type feel for those watching the game while enhancing the players’ environment and overall match experience.

On a practical level, they also help with pitch maintenance and protection. With secure fencing in place, there’s less likelihood of unsanctioned use or access from people and pets, helping maintain a higher standard of playing field.

Zaun quality spectator rails and sports fencing

To maximise the benefits of your spectator rails around your outdoor football pitches or any other sports field, you need to invest in a quality solution.

At Zaun, we’re specialists in providing rails, and sports fencing specifically crafted to meet the demands and legal requirements, providing your club with a safe, attractive and long-lasting solution. Thus, helping maintain a safe playing environment and healthy pitch for years to come.

Want to find out how we could help? We’d love to hear from you.