Outdoor soccer: everything you need to know about organizing a street soccer field

If you plan to open an outdoor soccer field for residents of the quarter, students of a regular or specialized school, or to prepare young football players for future victories, you need to familiarize yourself with the basic rules and recommendations for the arrangement of a sports field. We will tell you about them in this article.

Standards for the size and coverage of a football field

The standard dimensions of a training or playing field for amateur athletes and novice football players do not have strict regulations – the length of the field can vary from 90 to 120 meters, width – from 45 to 90 meters (total area – from 4050 to 10800 square meters). Stricter requirements are imposed on the venues where international matches are planned to be held – the length of such a field should be at least 100 meters, and the width should be at least 64 meters. If we consider the standards of the International Football Association, then the field should have strictly defined dimensions – 105 meters in length and 68 meters in width.

The coating for a standard public playground can be almost anything, but the synthetic coating still remains a favorite, as it is less traumatic than a sandy embankment or asphalt, and more durable than a natural grass lawn. Initially, the synthetic coating was developed for regions where the climate is not suitable for photosynthesis and the growth of sports grass varieties, but today it is used on all training and playgrounds to reduce maintenance costs. For an ordinary public playground, the ideal option would be a sprayed or modular coating made of granulate – it is elastic enough, resistant to any atmospheric conditions and prevents slipping and injury during a fall. For the sites where professional athletes are trained, a synthetic carpet with artificial thread, covered with sand and rubber crumbs, is used. Natural grass covering is used mainly for international competitions, as it requires a well-thought-out drainage and heating system.