Promoting rapid surplus water run-off
A cambered pitch has the appearance of a gentle mound running between goals in the center of the pitch and there is no doubt its shape promotes rapid surplus water run-off to beyond the sides of the pitch. It also proves to be more aesthetically acceptable on level ground where a cross – slope would cause problems within the immediate surrounds. The outward slopes on a cambered pitch are hardly discernible viewed from goal to goal – though they are clearly evident from the touch line.
The gently mounded shape is less prone to the presence of depressed areas and consequently puddles do not easily develop. Drainage installation does not become so vital and if installed, the short distance to swale drains beyond both the touch lines ensures rapid drainage discharge both on the surface and within drains after heavy rain.