Vanarama Conference South champions Bromley were surprised to learn that, despite previous announcements to the contrary, artificial pitches will not be allowed in the top division of the Vanarama National League for the forthcoming 2015/16 season.
The club understand that a rule change has recently been agreed by the football authorities that prevents ATPs from being used at Step 1 of the National Leagues System. As the Conference National League sits at the base of Step 1, should Bromley go ahead with their planned installation of a 3G pitch inside the stadium, they would not be able to take their rightful place in that division. Therefore the club will be competing on the traditional grass pitch for the forthcoming season.
Ground improvements will be getting underway shortly to ensure that we meet the appropriate grading level for national football and there will be regular updates posted here during the close season.