There are two major components of a football field that every fan must know:
The Goal Post
The goal post is used during the following scoring methods that we will learn more about in future chapters:
Field Of Play
The field of play is the area of the field located in between both end zones highlighted below. It is made up of the goal lines and sideline and measures 100 yards long. All play happens in the field of play.
PRO TIP: Did you know that only 11 players can be on the field of play per team during a scrimmage down? If more than 11 players are on the field of play during a down, their team will be assessed a penalty called Too Many Men On the Field. We'll cover scrimmage downs in future chapters.