American Football

Sports

American Football

'Popularity' is determined by the average monthly online search statistics for each category or element

American Football Field

American Football fields are rectangular playing fields with a required length of 120 yards  (360’ | 109.75 m) and a width of 53.3 yards (160’ | 48.8 m). Based on yards, the field of play in a game of football refers to the 100 yards between the two opposing end zones on either side of the field at 10 yards | (30’ | 9.15 m) deep. White markings designate each individual yard on the field and are separated by full field lines every ten yards. The central hash marks are located 20 yards (60’ | 18.25 m) inwards from each team’s side line. Team areas are centered at the 50 yard line and extend 25 yards (75’ | 22.8 m) in both directions. American football fields are made of either natural grass or artificial turf.

Drawing of an American Football Field plan with dimensions
American Football fields are rectangular playing fields with a length of 120 yards | 360’ | 109.75 m and a width of 53.3 yards | 160’ | 48.8 m. The field of play in a game of football refers to the 100 yards between the two opposing 10 yards | 30’ | 9.15 m deep end zones on either side of the field.

Drawing of an American Football Field plan with dimensions
American Football Field Goal Post
Pair of drawings of the front and side of an American Field Goal Post with dimensions for height and width

American football field goal posts are centered above the outside edge of both end zones on a football field. Comprised of a crossbar and vertical uprights, professional field goal posts reach a height of 35’ | 10.7 m and are capped with orange flags to visualize the direction and strength of the wind. A field goal’s crossbar is placed at 10’ | 3.05 m above the playing surface and the vertical uprights are split by 18.5’ | 5.64 m on professional and college fields (23’4” | 7.11 m for High School). Padding should always be placed on the field goal base for player safety.

American football field goal posts are centered above the outside edge of the end zones. Professional field goal posts reach a height of 35’ | 10.7 m with a crossbar set at 10’ | 3.05 m above the playing surface. The vertical uprights are split by 18.5’ | 5.64 m in professional football.

Related Collections

Sports