Football Field Dimensions
Football field measurements vary depending on the whether it is a high school, college or professional field.
Breaking down the basic elements of a football field we will attempt to outline the differences between these levels of play.
End Line (CFL-Dead Line):
A six foot end line border marks the back of the end zone.
High School, College and the NFL all use 6 foot by 4 foot field numbers designating each 10 yard line marker.
All fields have a 6’ line along the side lines that designate the closest non-players can be to the field.
Team benches are placed along the Restraining Line between the 30 yard markers
The measurements between the Hash Marks for High School, College, the NFL and CFL are different:.
High School: the width of the hashmarks are 53 feet, 4 inches
College: hashmarks are 40 feet wide
NFL: hash marks are 18 feet, 6 inches wide
CFL: hash marks are 17 yards (51 feet wide)
Another measurement that varies by level of play includes the goal posts. Goal post measurements for the different levels of play are:
High School: Goal posts are 10 feet high and 23 feet, 4 inches wide
College, NFL and CFL : Goal posts are 10 feet high and 18 feet, 6 inches wide.
|Length of field||120 yards (including 10 yards of end zone at each end).|
|Width of field||53 1/3 yards (160 feet).|
|Height of goal posts||At least 30 feet.|
|Height of crossbar||10 feet.|
|Width of goal posts||18 feet 6 inches, inside to inside.|
|Length of ball||10 7/8 to 11 7/16 inches (long axis).|