Kilmarnock F.C. received a funding award from The SFP to help with the installation of their new FieldTurf Core playing surface which was ready in time for the commencement of the 2019/20 season. This high-quality synthetic turf is the most advanced on the market and is already used by Champions League semi-finalists F.C. Barcelona and Ajax at their training centres as well as at Everton’s Finch Farm complex. Kilmarnock F.C. are the first club in Scotland to use this technology on their first team pitch and as well as the new turf system, Rugby Park stadium staff will benefit from FieldTurf’s Genius pitch monitoring system, which will maximise the longevity and safety of the surface.