Football Equipment & Facilities

Field Dimensions for a regulation soccer field

The Goal

The adult soccer goal is 24 feet wide by 8 feet high.

Overall Field Dimensions

The overall dimensions is 100 yards long and 60 yards wide (also 360 ft 11 in x 246 ft 1 in, 110 x 75 m)

Midfield Line

The middle of the field is divided lengthwise by the midfield line.

Center Circle

In the center of the field, there is a 10 yard circle which defenders must stay out of at the start of play.

Penalty Area (also called the 'penalty box')

A rectangular box, 44 yards wide by 18 yards deep, is centered on the goal. Fouls comitted in this area may result in a penalty kick.

Football field dimensionsPenalty Mark

The penalty mark is 12 yards from the end line, inseide the 'penalty area' where "penalty kicks" are placed.

Goal Area

The goal area is a box box are 20 yards wide by 6 yards deep inside the 'penalty area', also centered on the goal. This box marks the area from which a goal kick must be placed.

Corner Kick Circle

A one yard quarter circle is marked on each corner of the field, indicating where a player must place the ball prior to a corner kick.

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Football is the world's most popular sport, though the name of the sport is not universal. It is also known as soccer in the USA, Canada and elsewhere, and in other languages, you may find it referred to as futbol, bollfoer, calcio, fussball, labdarugó, podosfairiki and voetbal.

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