Standard Measurements in Soccer

Adult Soccer Field Dimensions:

Overall Dimensions

The overall dimensions of a regulation soccer field is 100 yards long and 60 yards wide.

Midfield Line

The middle of the field is divided lengthwise by the midfield line.

Center Circle

In the center of the field a 10 yard circle marks the area where defenders must stay outside of at the start of a kickoff

Penalty Area

A rectangular box (sometimes called the “penalty box”) centered on the goal marks the penalty area. This box is 44 yards wide by 18 yards deep. It includes an arc 10 yards from the “penalty mark”. Fouls comitted in this area may result in a penalty kick.

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Penalty Mark

The penalty mark inside the “penalty area” 12 yards from the end line. The penalty mark is where “penalty kicks” are placed.

Goal Area

The goal area is a smaler rectangle inside the “penalty area”, centered on the goal. The measurements of this box are 20 yards wide by 6 yards deep. This box marks the area from which a goal kick must be placed.

Corner Kick

A one yard quarter circle is marked on each corner of the field to mark where a player must place the ball prior to a corner kick.

The Goal

The adult soccer goal is 24 feet wide by 8 feet high.

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SOCCER
Playing field Minimum 100 yards long by 50 yards wide; maximum: 130 yards long by 100 yards wide. International matches: Minimum 110 yards long by 70 yards wide; Maximum: 120 yards long by 80 yards wide. Longer boundary lines are called touchlines or sidelines, and shorter boundary lines are called goal lines.
Goal area Two lines drawn at right angles to a goal line, 6 yards from the inside of each goalpost. Lines extend into playing field for 6 yards, and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line.
Goals Distance between posts is 8 yards. Distance from crossbar to the ground is 8 feet. Width and depth of bars not to exceed 5 inches.
Weight of ball Not more than 16 ounces nor less than 14.
Circumference of ball Not greater than 28 inches nor less than 27.
Penalty area Two lines drawn at right angles to the goal line, 18 yards from the inside of each goalpost. Lines extend into playing field for 18 yards and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line.
Center circle Radius of 10 yards. Center at midpoint of halfway line.
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Standard Measurements in Soccer
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