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25 February 2015

League clubs decide against the re-introduction of artificial surfaces.

The Football League has confirmed that its clubs have decided against the re-introduction of artificial surfaces into the League's competitions.

Following an unprecedented tied vote by clubs at their previous meeting in Derby in November, clubs considered the matter, once again, at their meeting at St. George's Park last week.

"Having considered all the available information and having heard from relevant experts at last week's meeting, clubs have reached the conclusion that they do not wish to pursue the matter any further, as a majority of them prefer to play their matches on grass pitches."

A Football League spokesman said: "Over the last 12 months, League clubs have debated the issues relating to the re-introduction of artificial playing surfaces on a number of occasions.  

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