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 dimensionsField Dimensions for a regulation soccer field

Penalty 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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