Soccer Field Dimensions (Pro – World Cup – High School – Youth)

The size of a soccer field can vary and teams use different sizes to suit their style of play. A small field can restrict an opponent from playing their natural game.

For instance, Barcelona has one of the largest fields, this is ideal for their passing game where they can open up the opposition with their precise passing.

What are the soccer field dimensions?

The dimension of a soccer field for an international game is 70-80 yards by 110 by 120 yards.

This article covers all the dimensions you need to know about all aspects of soccer.

For the professional games and the youth, I’ve collected all of the information from the official sources to give them to you in one place.

soccer field infographic
soccer basic field infographic

Soccer Field Surface

The soccer field can be either natural turf, artificial turf, or a combination of the two. The color needs to be green.

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The quality of the field for a FIFA competition match needs to be of the standard of the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf.

This is unless it’s given permission by the International Football Association Board.

Field Markings

The field must be marked to show the sections in a continuous line. The lines must be of the same thickness.

If a field is marked by a different game, those lines need to be a different color and you must be able to tell they’re not a part of the game.

The areas that are to be marked are;

  • Touchlines
  • halfway line
  • Center mark
  • Center circle
  • Corner arks
  • Goal lines same width as posts + crossbar
  • Lines less than 12 cm/5 inches
A player who makes unauthorised marks on the field of play must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour. If the referee notices this being done during the match, the player is cautioned when the ball next goes out of play.

11 vs 11 Soccer Field Dimensions

MetersYards
Length – Touch Line90-120100-130
Width – Goal Line45-9050-100

International Soccer Field Dimension

For matches played at the World Cup and all national games.

MetersYards
Length – Touch Line100-110110-120
Width – Goal Line64-7570-80

Goal Area Size

The goal area, sometimes known as the 6-yard box is measured from the goalposts, 6 yards or 5.5 meters parallel to the goal line.

Penalty Area Size and Position

The penalty mark is measured from the back of the goal line.

  • From inside of the post the penalty area is measured to 18 yards/16.5 meters
  • The penalty mark is measured from the middle of the goalposts to 12 yards/11 meters
  • Ark – Measured from the penalty mark at 10 yards/9.15 meters

FIFA Soccer Field Dimensions

Soccer field Dimensions - International Match
International soccer field dimensions – IFAB

Corner Flag

The corner flag is a quarter circle and 1 yard from the goal line and touchline. The flagpost should not be shorter than 5 feet/1.5 meters.

Corner flag area - soccer field dimensions
Corner flag post area dimensions – IFAB

Technical Areas

The technical is for the coaches to give instructions. The measurement must be no wider than 1 yard/1 meter from the seating area and no closer than 1 yard/meter from the touchline.

Only one person is allowed to give instructions from the area at a given time.

Soccer Goal Post Dimensions

The height of a soccer goal is 8 feet/2.44 meters and the width is 8 yards/7.32 meters.

Soccer goal dimensions
Soccer goal dimensions – IFAB

The shape of the posts can vary from a square, rectangle, round or elliptical – professionals use round posts.

The width of the goalposts must be the same thickness as the lines – no more than 12 cm/5 inches. Check out these portable goals on Amazon, it only takes 3 minutes to set up!

Soccer goal dimensions - Goal post shapes
Soccer goal post shapes and measurements – IFAB

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US Youth Soccer Field Size

Details for all US youth soccer, from under 6’s to under 19’s: US Youth Soccer

AgeGame MinutesBall SizePlayersGoal feetWidth yardsLength
yards
u17-u192 x 45#511 vs 118 x 2450-100100-130
u15-u162 x 40#511 vs 11 8 x 24 50-100100-130
u13-u142 x 35#511 vs 11 8 x 24 50-100100-130
u11-u122 x 30#49 vs 97 x 2145-7070-80
u9-u102 x 25#47 vs 76 x 18.535-4555-65
u6-u84 x 10#34 vs 44 x 615-2525-35

High School Soccer Field Dimensions

The dimensions for a soccer field for the United States high schools are the same as above for the center circle, penalty area, goal area, penalty spot, and corner arks.

The only difference is the length of the touchline and the goal line.

Minimum YardsMaximum Yards
Length – Touchline100120
Width – Goal line5580

Indoor Soccer Field Dimensions

The recommended size of a US indoor soccer field is 67 yards long and 28 yards wide. The penalty mark is 8 yards from the goal.

The goals are 8 feet by 14 feet. This is from the Ohio High School Soccer Association.

The goal area is not a standard international shape, so check against your local competition regulations.

Minimum YardsMaximum Yards
Length – Touchline5870
Width – Goal line2533

Futsal Field Dimensions

Futsal field dimensions for the United States from U.S. Futsal;

Minimum Maximum
Width – yards1627
Length – yards2745

International futsal field dimensions from Wikipedia;

Minimum Maximum
Width – yards21.927.3
Length – yards41.545.9

Soccer field vs NFL Football Field: Comparison

Soccer Field Football Field
Width – yards50-10053.33
Length – yards100-130100 (120 apexes)

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Related Questions

How many acres are in the soccer field?

1.76 acres.

What is the difference between a soccer field and a soccer pitch?

In the United States, the playing areas are called a field, whereas in the UK they call it a pitch.

Soccer Rules FAQ

How long is a soccer game?

Soccer games include two 45 minute halves, which is 90 minutes of play. Those who have ever watched a game know that, like many sports, real-time is longer than the match time.
In real-time, the length of a soccer game varies immensely. At the bare minimum, it will be 90 minutes of play + 15 minutes of halftime for a total of 105 minutes.

What is offside in soccer?

The offside rule in soccer is to stop player ‘goal hanging’ – standing near the opposition goal. This also stops soccer from being a long ball game, balls hit from one goal to another.

What are yellow card offenses?

+ Charging an opponent – caution if reckless.
+ Holding an opponent – When the ball is in play and the holding continues.
+ Handling the Ball – When a player handles the ball to break up attacking play. If an attacker + uses their hand to attempt to score a goal.
+ Dangerous play – If a player makes an action that can risk an injury to another player.
+ Impeding the progress of an opponent – If a player holds another player back or blocks a player on purpose, that prevents an attack.
+ Breaking up an attack - where there is the possibility of creating a scoring chance.
+ Simulation - where a player tries to con a referee into thinking that they are injured in order to punish the opponent. If a player tries to make out that they have been fouled.

What are the red card offenses?

+ Serious foul play
+ Violent conduct
+ Spitting at a person
+ Deliberate handball – denying a goal-scoring opportunity
+ Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity
+ Offensive, aggressive, abusive language or gesture
+ Receiving a second caution

Soccer field size, size of goal, number of players and minutes played per age;

+ u17-u19 - Halves 2 x 45 minutes - Number of players 11 vs 11 - Goal Size 8 x 24 - Field size 50-100 by 100-130 yards
+ u15-u16 - Halves 2 x 40 minutes - Number of players 11 vs 11 - Goal Size 8 x 24 - Field size 50- 100 by 100-130 yards
+ u13-u14 - Halves 2 x 35 minutes - Number of players 11 vs 11 - Goal Size 8 x 24 - Field size 50-10 by 100-130 yards
+ u11-u12 - Halves 2 x 30 minutes - Number of players 9 vs 9 - Goal Size 7 x 21 - Field size 45-70 by 70-80 yards
+ u9-u10 - Halves 2 x 25 minutes - Number of players 7 vs 7 - Goal Size 6 x 18.5 - Field size 35-45 by 55-65 yards
+ u6-u8 - Quarters 4 x 10 minutes - Number of players 4 vs 4 - 4 x 6 Goal Size - Field size 15-25 by 25-35 yards

Youth Soccer FAQ

How do you know if a youth player is good?

A youth player is great at soccer they will have some of these qualities; ball control, endurance, speed, movement, strength, leadership, creativity, attitude, will to play, and will to win.

How can a parent support their child in soccer?

+ Play for fun with them. Don’t “coach” or “train” your child, just play soccer games with them!
+ Take them to soccer games. Getting kids around soccer is one of the best ways to grow their love for the sport as well as their game IQ. 
+ Sign them up! No matter what level your child is at, there are opportunities to play.
+ Choose the right level. If you want to help your child, choose a team/level that suits their abilities and interest level. 
+ Be the biggest cheerleader. Leave the coaching to the coach. As a parent, your job is to encourage your child and support them.

Do youth players get paid in America?

Players in the United States only get paid for playing soccer when they sign a professional contract. This is normally possible when a player turns 18 years old. In Europe, it is common for players to earn a salary when they are 16 years old.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a youth soccer coach? 

+ Selecting a team
+ Organizing training sessions
+ Communicating with parents
+ Scheduling practices
+ Scheduling games
+ Registering for tournaments/leagues
+ Attending league meetings
+ Administrative duties (e.g. registering players)

What are the youth soccer levels?

The youth soccer pyramid is now incredibly complex and often confusing. There are three separate organizations (USYS, USSSA, and US Club Soccer) sanctioning several divisions for youth soccer players, resulting in multiple high-level youth leagues. 

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