Scottish Premiership teams set to vote on banning artificial surfaces

Scottish Premiership clubs will vote on whether to ban artificial surfaces from the top flight. Currently, Livingston and Kilmarnock have artificial surfaces at their stadiums but the Ayrshire club have committed to replacing this with a grass surface.

According to The Daily Mail, top flight clubs will vote next month on whether or not to ditch artificial surfaces ahead of the new season, which would require eleven out of twelve teams to agree with the proposal.

Livingston v Celtic – cinch Premiership – Tony Macaroni Arena Celtic s Daizen Maeda left scores their side s third goal of the game during the cinch Premiership match at the Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston. Copyright: Jeff Holmes

If the vote goes through, Killie and Livi would be given a grace period which would allow them to transform their surface into a grass pitch within a certain timeframe.

The move is likely being watched by Kirkcaldy side Raith Rovers, who are vying for promotion. They play on an artificial surface and if they were promoted, they would also likely be granted a grace period in which to transition from artificial to grass.

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