With the exception of the finals, which must be played on natural turf, matches in the competition may be played on artificial turf in accordance with the UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations and provided that such artificial turf is certified as FIFA Quality Pro.
The owner of the artificial turf and the host association are fully responsible for meeting the above requirements, in particular those related to:
maintenance work and ongoing improvement measures; and
safety and environmental measures as set out in the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf – Handbook of Requirements and the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf – Handbook of Test Methods.
The owner of the artificial turf and the host association must obtain sufficient warranties and/or guarantees related to the material and the installation from the manufacturer and the installer of the artificial turf.
UEFA cannot be held responsible for any damages to third parties resulting from the use of the artificial turf.
At the time the venue is announced to the UEFA administration, the host association must submit a copy of the relevant artificial turf certificate, which must still be valid on the date of the match in question.