This guide will help you find soccer field dimensions for all levels of play, including professional, college, high school, and youth leagues.
Discover the various soccer field sizes and measurements with this easy-to-use, question-and-answer format.
Soccer Field Dimensions
Here are the sizes for soccer fields at many levels.
What is the average soccer field size?
Soccer field dimensions vary depending on the level of play and governing body. The optimum soccer field size is 75 yards wide by 120 yards long. But soccer fields can be 65-80 yards wide and 110-120 yards long. Some smaller fields are not allowed for international matches.
The optimal soccer field size is 120 yards long by 75 yards wide, but professional soccer fields vary in size.
Soccer Field Diagram
How big is the Center Circle on a soccer field?
Soccer fields are divided lengthwise by the midfield line. There is a center circle In the center of the field, which the midfield line dissects. Defenders must stay out of this 10–yard circle at the start of play.
How big is the penalty area on a soccer field?
The penalty area sometimes called the penalty box, is a rectangular area measuring 44 years wide by 18 yards deep and is centered on each goal.
Where is the Penalty Mark?
The penalty mark, centered on the goal, is 12 yards from the end line. It is the location where the ball is placed for penalty kicks. It’s inside the penalty area.
What is the function of the Penalty Arc?
The penalty arc is the line that players can’t pass when a penalty kick is taking place. The arc is 10 meters from the penalty mark. Players beyond the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper must stay 10 meters away on penalty kicks.
Where is the goal area on a soccer field?
The goal area is within the penalty area and is centered on the goal. The rectangular area is 5.5 meters extending out from each goalpost and extending out 5.5 meters. Those two lines are joined by a line drawn parallel to the goal line. This area is the goal area.
The goal area, sometimes called the goal box, measures 20 years wide by six yards deep. Likewise, it is centered on the goal. The ball must be placed in this area for a goal kick.
How big is a soccer net?
A standard soccer net is 24 feet wide by eight feet tall by five feet deep. The posts and crossbar have the same width and depth. They are not allowed to be bigger than five inches.
Soccer nets anchor the soccer field layout by being centered on each end of the pitch.
Why is there a corner arc in the four corners of a soccer field?
The corner arcs designate the area where a corner kick is taken. Each corner arc is one meter inside the playfield on each corner. For corner kicks, a player may place the ball anywhere inside or along the arc as long as a part of the ball is touching the soccer field markings.
What are youth soccer field dimensions (mini-soccer)?
Youth football field dimensions vary depending on the age of the participants. Mini soccer, or junior football, is played on a smaller-sized field to accommodate children’s sizes and abilities.
Ages 7 and 8: Field size is 60-90 feet wide (18.30-27.45 meters) x 90-150 feet long (27.45-45.75 meters).
Ages 9 and 10: Field size is 90-120 feet wide (27.45-36.60 meters) x 150-180 feet long (45.75-54.90 meters).
What are the high school soccer field dimensions?
According to NFHS (the National Federation of State High School Associations) rules. A typical soccer field for high school ranges from 55 yards wide x 100 yards long to 80 yards wide x 120 yards long.
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What are the NCAA and college soccer field dimensions?
A standard soccer field size in the NCAA ranges between 70-75 yards and 115-120 yards.
Field Size for Soccer
How many yards is a soccer field? The soccer field length is usually 120 yards.
How long is a soccer field in feet? A soccer field is usually 360 feet long.
And, how wide is a soccer field? The width of a football field is usually from 65 to 80 yards.
What are the FIFA dimensions for the soccer field size?
110-120 yards (100-110 meters) long by 70-80 yards (64-73 meters) wide.
What is FIFA?
FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football). They are the international governing body for the sport, including administering tournaments like the World Cup.
What are the World Cup soccer field dimensions?
The World Cup is a FIFA men’s national team championship competition. Two hundred eleven teams are eligible to qualify for the event—the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world. Only 32 teams will make the final rounds.
The World Cup field dimensions are the same as the optimal FIFA dimensions: 110-120 yards (100-110 meters) long by 70-80 yards (64-73 meters) wide.
Football Field Dimensions
For reference, and because many soccer fields are created from football fields, here are those dimensions.
How big is a football field?
Football fields range in size, but the optimum size is 75 yards wide by 120 yards long.
How many meters is a football field? Football field dimensions are usually 68.58 meters wide by 109.728 meters long.
What size is a Canadian football field? 110-120 yards (100-110 meters) long by 65 yards (59 meters) wide.
What is a football pitch or futbol pitch?
The football pitch (or soccer pitch) is a term for the field or playing surface. It’s more commonly used in England. The pitch can be made of grass or artificial turf.
What are the football pitch dimensions in meters?
The optimum football pitch size is 68.58 meters wide by 109.728 meters long.
What are the soccer goal dimensions?
How wide is a soccer goal? Eight yards or 24 feet.
How tall is a soccer goal? 8 feet.
The opening area inside the posts and crossbar measures the soccer goal size. The distance from the inner edges of the vertical posts is 8 yards across (7.32 meters). The height of the crossbar, 8 feet (2.44 meters), is measured from the lower edge of the crossbar to the ground.
What is the corner flag height?
A flagpost measuring 5 feet high (1.5 meters) is installed in each field corner. A quarter circle is drawn inside the field of play at each corner, a 1-meter radius from the flagpost.
Famous Soccer Stadiums
This 90,000-capacity stadium in London, England, serves as the home stadium for the English national football team. It is the biggest stadium in England, the home of football.
The stadium features a partially retractable roof that is supported by an arch. It has held two Champion League finals and an Olympic soccer final.
2.) The Maracanã
Located in futbol-crazy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the stadium is the home of the Flamengo.
Built in 1950, The Maracanã has hosted two World Cup finals. While the capacity is now nearly 79,000, back in 1950 for a World Cup final, some 200,000 people watched Uruguay upset Brazil. Eventually, open lawns were converted to seats, and that greatly reduced the seating capacity.
3.) Old Trafford
Located in Manchester, England, Old Trafford is where Manchester United plays its home games. Nicknamed “The Teatre of Dreams,” the stadium holds 75,731 spectators.
Where are current Major League Soccer (MLS) soccer stadiums located?
These are the current MLS stadiums (soccer-specific) in the United States and Canada:
1.) Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN, home of Minnesota United FC.
2.) Audi Field in Washington, DC, home of D.C. United.
3.) Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA, home of the San Jose Earthquakes.
4.) BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX, home of the Houston Dynamo.
5.) Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, home of Los Angeles FC.
6.) Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS, home of Sporting Kansas City.
7.) Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, home of Colorado Rapids.
8.) Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA, home of the LA Galaxy.
9.) Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, OH, home of Columbus Crew SC.
10.) Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, FL, home of Orlando City, SC.
11.) Providence Park in Portland, OR, home of Portland Timbers.
12.) Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, home of the New York Red Bulls.
13.) Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT, home of Real Salt Lake.
14.) Saputo Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, home of Montreal Impact.
15.) SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, IL, home of the Chicago Fire.
16.) Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA, home of the Philadelphia Union.
17.) Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX, home of FC Dallas.
Where are current USL Championship (USLC) soccer stadiums located?
These are the current USL stadiums (soccer-specific) in the United States:
1.) Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, FL, home of Tampa Bay Rowdies.
2.) BBVA Compass Field in Birmingham, AL, home of Birmingham Legion FC.
3.) Cashman Field in Las Vegas, NV, home of Las Vegas Lights FC.
4.) Bold Stadium in Austin, TX, home of Austin Bold FC.
5.) Champion Stadium in Irvine, CA, home of Orange County SC.
6.) Dillon Stadium in Hartford, CT, home of Hartford Athletic.
7.) H-E-B Park in Edinburg, TX, home of Rio Grande Valley FC Toros.
8.) Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA, home of Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
9.) MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field in Montclair, NJ, home of New York Red Bulls II.
10.) MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, SC, home of Charleston Battery.
11.) Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews, NC, home of Charlotte Independence.
12.) Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento, CA, home of Sacramento Republic FC.
13.) Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex in Tempe, AZ, home of Phoenix Rising FC.
14.) Providence Park in Portland, OR, home of Portland Timbers 2.
15.) Toyota Field in San Antonio, TX, home of San Antonio FC.
16.) Toyota Stadium in Fenton, MO, home of Saint Louis FC.
17.) Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC, home of North Carolina FC.
18.) Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, CO, home of Colorado Springs Switchbacks.
19.) Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, UT, home of Real Monarchs.
By Greg Johnson and Mike O’Halloran
Greg is a writer, and Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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