How To Build a Soccer Field
Here is what you need to do...
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.
Find a flat area with few obstructions. Clear any rocks or other obstructions.
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
Now lay down a 10 yard center circle to mark the kick-off area.
Set the goals 8 feet tall by 24 feet wide in the center of each end line (60 yard side)
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.
Mark the penalty spot. It is 12 yards from the end line and at the center of the goal.
Mark the goal area or 6 yard box, it is 20 yards wide and 6 yards deep centered on the goal.
Mark the corner kick spot. In each corner mark a 1 yard half circle where the ball would be placed for a corner kick.
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.
Stuff You'll Need
|Closed Reel Measuring Tape||$9.99|
|Marking Paint-Aerosol Filed||$59.99|
|Soccer Goal 8 x24 foot- ProCage Club||$2.00|
|Orange Athletic Field Marking Paint||$77.88|
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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.
When did you first do this & how did you get started?
I have lined several fields in my day. Mostly for my club team who often played on unusual areas.