How Many Acres Are in a Football Field?

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A football field is an area to play football. An acre is a unit of area commonly used in the United States and several other countries. It is equivalent to 43,560 square feet. The size of a football field can depend on the league or level of play. However, a standard American football field, including the playing field and the end zones, is typically about 1.32 acres.

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High school, college and NFL football fields

“NFL football fields, high school football fields, 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 the 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 is 120 yards (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 feet) long.
  • It has two endzones that are 10 yards (30 feet) each.
  • So, including the end zones, the football field is 360 feet 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 meters by 69 meters).

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 on an acre. A football field is 360 feet in length and 160 feet in width. This means that there are 57,600 square feet on a football field. That is, an acre is just under 3/4 of a football field.

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