High school, college and NFL football field
“NFL football fields, High school, and college football fields have the same area. A standard football field is 120 yards (360 feet) in length. Out of it, the playing field is 100 yards (300 feet) in length, and each end zone measures 10 yards which is 30 feet deep. The area has a same width of 53 1/3 yards (160 feet).
- One NFL football field is equivalent to 1.32 acres.
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American football field
An American football field has a width of 53 1/3 yards (160 feet) and 120 yds (360 feet) long. If we calculate the entire football field area, including the end zones, we get (360 x 160) 57,600 square feet. One acre of land measures 43,560 square feet. So a football field is 1.32 acres in size.
Let’s see how many acres are in the football field by calculating the measurements.
- The football field is 100 Yards (300 ft.) long.
- It has two endzones that are 10 Yards (30 ft.) each.
- So, including the end zones, the football field is 360 ft. long.
- The football field is 53 1/3 Yards (160 ft.) wide.
∴ 360 ft. x 160 ft. = 57,600 sq. ft.
∵ An acre is 43,560 sq. ft.
57,600 sq. ft. ÷ 43,560 sq. ft. = 1.3224 acres.
∴ a football field = 1.3224 acres
Not counting the endzones, a football field is just a little larger than an acre.
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Field of English football, Wembley
There are a range of acceptable dimensions for a football field. If we take the home of English football, Wembley, it is 115 yards by 75 yards (105 metres x 69 metres).
by calculating the measurements
∴ 115 x 75 = 8,625 sq yards.
∵ 1 acre = 4840 sq yds
8,625 / 4,840 = 1.7820 acres (0.7211 hectares)
∴ Field of English football, Wembley = 1.7820 acres
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There are 43,560 square feet in an acre. A football field is 360 feet in length and 160 feet in width. This means that there are 57,600 square feet in a football field. That is, an acre is just under 3/4 of a football field.
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