The Premier League has announced its decision to no longer allow fancy pitch designs and patterns in the 2017/2018 season.
As one of the new developments that will be applied to the coming Premier League season, clubs must now strictly comply with the UEFA regulations which states: “straight lines, across the width of the pitch, perpendicular to the touchline.”
According to Premier League’s official website, “Rules state that the playing surface must contain no markings other than the traditional horizontal and white lines.”
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“This amendment brings the Premier League Rules into line with UEFA’s regulations for its competitions and follows consultation with the Premier League Club groundsmen.”
Leicester City and Southampton have been the most prominent pitch designing clubs in recent years, as the Foxes carved the clubs badge on the King Power playing turf in on of their games last season.