How Many Acres is a Soccer Field?

A soccer field in North America is the same as a football pitch in other places of the world.

How many acres is a soccer field?

  • 1.76 acres
How many acres is a soccer field

The dimensions of a soccer field are:

  • Length of soccer field can vary from 100 to 130 yards but the preferred length is 115 yards / 345 feet / 105 metres
  • Width of soccer field can vary from 50 to 100 yards but the preferred width is 74 yards / 222 feet / 68 metres

Calculations for acres in a soccer field:

Preferred soccer field size for professional stadiums:

  • 345 feet x 222 feet = 76,590 square feet
  • 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
  • 76,590 / 43,560 = 1.76 acres

Smallest allowed soccer field size:

  • 300 feet x 150 feet = 45,000 square feet
  • 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
  • 45,000 / 43,560 = 1.03 acres

Biggest allowed soccer field size:

  • 390 feet x 300 feet = 117,000 square feet
  • 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
  • 117,000 / 43,560 = 2.69 acres
  • A soccer field can vary from 1.03 acres to 2.69 acres
  • The preferred size for professional stadiums is 1.76 acres

How many miles do soccer players average per game?

In the modern age it is not hard to track how far soccer players run per game.

  • The players running the most are running 7.5 miles / 12 km per game over 20+ games in a season
  • The average of all players is around 5 miles / 8 km per game

What type of grass does a soccer field use?

The location of the soccer field plays a big part in which grass type is used. Colder climates of North Dakota will use a different grass than hot Florida climates.

Also, the traffic on the field – how busy will it be?

Professional stadiums will used a hybrid turf systems to ensure optimal playing grass surface.

Common types of grass used are:

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