"The FA deserves real credit for engaging with clubs in the detailed way that it has and for setting out a clear plan to tackle the this issue."
The statistics were gathered by FA research into grass roots, hence the reason for facilities begin improve, not only the pitches, but changing rooms and toilets as well.
Roger Burden, the Chairman of the FA National Game Board had this to say "Football has enjoyed a remarkable period of investment since the formation of the Football Foundation in 2000 with over £780m invested into facilities across the country."
"Thousands of clubs and teams have benefited from this investment. However, it is clear that there is still a huge amount of work to be done."
"Many of our top professional footballers started their careers playing on park pitches for local clubs within local leagues."
"Whether used by a young person taking those first steps in football or as a veteran player or as a coach, facilities have a lasting and continuing influence on our experience of the game."
"For this very reason, investment in facilities will continue to be a key priority for The Football Association."