The Fascinating Facts on Building a Soccer Field

Anyone can think that all the rules and regulations for this sport would have been formed and know from the beginning or at least that there would be a few definite rules that are universally accepted and applied as soccer is probably the most popular team ball game in the world.

Since when it comes to terms like out, goal kick, foul, etc., we all understand the same exact thing as this is partially true while you are building a soccer field. When it comes to the length and the size of the field, there is an interesting detail to it.

Size of the field

It was not defined, and even the layout could be different even within the same country. That practically meant that someone could play in a field of 80 yards and someone else in 100 yards with the size of the field when soccer was first introduced.

The first Association of Soccer was founded by the British in the 19th century being introduced the first guidelines for the appropriate length and years later, FIFA established the rules that exist currently as the fact was weird and unfair for the players.

Variations in court size

The field needs to be rectangular, the length not less than 100 yards, and no bigger than 130, and the bread cannot be less than 50 and not more than 100 yards, even now though the existing rules permit some kind of variation when it comes to the size.

This is a little more limited for the international games as the length cannot be less than 110 yards and cannot be more than 120 yards, while the breadth cannot be less than 70 yards or more than 80 yards.

Exceptions

The length must always exceed the breadth in any case, though. Rarely can someone see that bigger variations, so more or less all fields have approximately the same size without reaching the maximum suggested and allowed in any case, though? When it comes to the fields allocated for players under the age of 16 or those with disabilities, the size has to be reduced when it comes to women’s soccer.

Rules

There are rules applying for the inner lines of the soccer field as well, except for the outer lines’ sizes. The field is separated by a central line that has the exact same distance from each of the width end according to those. In the middle of this line, there is always a circle that is located with a diameter of 10 yards.

Goalposts

In the middle of each pitch width, goalposts are placed and have to be 24 feet wide and 8 feet high, and they are surrounded by two rectangular boxes with the bigger one known as the penalty box as every foul in this area leads to a penalty kick being 44 yards long and 18 yards in its width.

With 6 yards width and length, the smaller box is known as the protection area. There is a flag set in a circle of 1 yard, and it is where the corner kick happens as it is one more interesting rule about the size of the interior lines of the field.