Orientation of the playing field. 141 Diagram 3 Orientation Diagram 4 Solution for avoiding shadow on playing area during the match. 142 Diagram 5
The soccer layout tool allows the user to plug in a value (in feet) into a cell below each listed soccer field dimension. The orientation of the layout tool is based on staking out the full length of field down the center line of pitch/field intersecting the goalie boxes. The actual field staking procedure requires the use of two measuring tapes.
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Goal lines run along the width of the soccer field at opposite ends of the pitch . The soccer field has a center line that stretches across the center to separate the attacking and defending zones. The center circle is marked from the center spot of the field in a 10 yard (9.15 meter) radius.
Some argue that all fields should be oriented north and west so that the sun will not get in players' eyes. However, if the field is oriented north and south, then there are often full sections of seats where the sun will be in the eyes of the fans. There is no right or wrong way to orient a football field, but walls and materials are specifically placed such that the game will run smoothly and so that the fans can enjoy it.
Interesting article, but centerfield, not right field, is where you usually put your best defensive outfielder. Right field is where you often put your best arm. Also, it’s interesting to note that...
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This must be marked out at each end of the pitch if you’re to play an official match following the correct soccer field dimensions. Two lines are marked out at a right angle extending into the pitch and the lines are 5.5 metres distance from either side of each goalpost.
The orientation of fields in relation to the sun must be considered in designing an athletic field. Where daylight use is anticipated, fields should be laid out with the main or long axis north and south.