How To Build a Soccer Field

Step-by-step Instructions

Here is what you need to do...
Step 1

First find a property to place the field on, if it is a public area you will need to get permits from the county's parks and recreation division. Visit your county's website to find information.

Step 2

Find a flat area with few obstructions. Clear any rocks or other obstructions.

Step 3

Measure out an area 100 yards long and 60 yards wide. Line it down. Divide it at 50 yards long and lay down the center line. 100 yards = touch line 60 yards = end line

Step 4

Now lay down a 10 yard center circle to mark the kick-off area.

Step 5

Set the goals 8 feet tall by 24 feet wide in the center of each end line (60 yard side)

Step 6

Make the penalty area or 18 yard box, it is a rectangle 44 yards wide by 18 yards deep starting at the each end line. At the top of the penalty box mark a 10 yard arch on the top 44 yard side. Set this center to the goals.

Step 7

Mark the penalty spot. It is 12 yards from the end line and at the center of the goal.

Step 8

Mark the goal area or 6 yard box, it is 20 yards wide and 6 yards deep centered on the goal.

Step 9

Mark the corner kick spot. In each corner mark a 1 yard half circle where the ball would be placed for a corner kick.

Special Attention

Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

Make sure you find a rule book to know the purpose of each marking you make on the filed.

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Use a liner if you can, it makes it a way faster process and much easier to keep the lines straight.

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I have lined several fields in my day. Mostly for my club team who often played on unusual areas.

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