How Big is a Football Field

Have you ever you wondered how tall a football field? The legislation stipulates that the pitch has a size set by FIFA which must be respected by the football clubs to be considered regulatory and able to host official competitions. In we show the measures within the rules and examples of Spanish stadiums.

Every football club decides to measure

FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) is the institution that regulates the sport federations at international level, and is officially provides a range of standard sizes for football fields that must be respected. Similarly, there are also regulations on the size of the goal or the weight of the ball.

However, each club can freely decide, within that margin marking both the length and the width of its own grounds. Depending on the dimensions set by the club, this could benefit about rival during the game. However, because of this possible advantage there is some controversy with this regulation.

 

FIFA

According to FIFA, measures of length of a football field in local parties must have a minimum of 90 meters and a maximum of 120 meters. Regarding the width of the field, the dimensions range from 45 to 90 meters. Soccer fields must be rectangular.

Dimension field according to FIFA:

  • Length: 90-120 meters
  • Width: 45-90 meters

On the other hand, for a field of indoor soccer, the dimensions are different, with a width of between 20 and 25 meters and a length of between 25 and 30 meters.

Football pitch dimension according to FIFA:

  • Length: 25-30 meters
  • Width: 20-25 meters

And for international matches by FIFA sets the minimum length of 100 meters, while the maximum is 110 meters. As for the width, these fields must have dimensions of between 64 and 75 meters.

Dimension pitch for international matches by FIFA:

  • Length: 100-110 meters
  • Width: 64-75 meters

FIFA recommendation

Despite the election determined by the club, FIFA recommends that measures the field to play games at both national and international professional level are 105 meters long and 68 wide. In fact you these are the required dimensions for the World Cup.

Recommended size of the field of play according to FIFA:

  • 105×68 meters

UEFA

UEFA regulator European soccer body also has its own regulations regarding measures soccer fields. Therefore, in tournaments competence, as the Europa League and the Champions League, the dimensions of the field should range between 100 and 105 meters in length, while width must be between 64 and 68 meters.

Dimension field according to UEFA:

  • Length: 100-105 meters
  • Width: 64-68 meters

 

Spanish soccer fields

As for the dimensions of the Spanish stadiums first division, here are some interesting examples.

105×68:

  • Camp Nou
  • Santiago Bernabeu
  • Mestalla
  • Riazor
  • Madrigal
  • Riazor
  • Romareda
  • Sardinero
  • Balaídos
  • Molinon
  • City of Valencia
  • San Mames

102×64:

  • Vallecas

101×68:

  • Nuevo Los Pajaritos

105×72: (widest)

  • Helmántico

106×70:

  • Anoeta

 

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