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Soccer pitch measurements

Any little boy loves soccer and plays it but only those who really want to become professional soccer players can be interested in the soccer pitch measurements. For those who want to know, a habitual soccer pitch has a length of minimum 100 yards and its maximum length is 130 yards. To continue with, its width is 50 yards minimum and 100 yards maximum. Soccer pitch measurements can vary according to the importance of the game, which is played on them. For example, in the case of international soccer matches the pitch must have specific measurements. Thus, its length is at least 110 yards and maximum 120 yards, whereas its width is minimum 70 yards and maximum 80 yards. Furthermore, the lines used to mark the pitch must not measure more than 5 inches in width.
The circle in the middle of the soccer pitch and the semi circles, the circle arches in the square have a radius of 10 yards.
The little square measures 6 yards in length and its width are 6 yards on the left and on the right of the barriers (measuring a barrier from inside; as it also has a specific thickness).
The big square measures 18 yards in length and its width are 18 yards on the left and on the right of barriers (again measuring the barrier from the inside because its thickness is as well taken into consideration).
The penalty point is located at a distance of 12 yards.
Moreover, the flag in the corner measures at least 5 feet in height.
We will continue with the quarters of circles, which have the radius of 1 yard.
The next aspect of the soccer pitch is the goal whose length is 8 yards (in this case the thickness of the barriers is not considered at all) and whose height is 8 feet (in this case as well the thickness of the barrier is not taken into account).
The thickness of the barriers must not exceed 5 inches.

Maybe you wonder why these measures meet the British system. Well, you have to know that British invented soccer (actually current rules so it is natural to report these dimensions to their measurement system). Actually, they were so precise with soccer rules that they called them laws and the size of the football pitch is mentioned in the first law. However, there are different dimensions for soccer pitches according to the type of the match.

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January 8, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Euro 2008

3 Comments »

  1. I am just thinking maybe it would be a good idea to draw a map with the correct measurements . Thanks for your help .

    Comment by John Kavanagh | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. I would like to know the dimensions of a football pitch complete with running tracks

    Comment by Maina G Magu | October 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. 1 I am just thinking maybe it would be a good idea to draw a map with the correct measurements . Thanks for your help .

    2 I would like to know the dimensions of a football pitch complete with running tracks

    Comment by haval | January 14, 2009 | Reply


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