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Football Field Parts

What are the parts of a football field? What are they used for during a football game? Get ready to learn about the pieces, components, and areas that make up a football field.

Football Field Parts

There are two major parts of a football field that make up a majority of the field:

Football End Zones

All scoring happens here in the end zones and each team gets one to defend. Whenever a score is made in football, it happens in the end zones.

Football End Zone

End zones measure 10 yards long. At the front of each end zone is the goal line. At the back of each end zone is the end line.

Football Goal Posts

The goal post is located on both end lines at the back of each end zone.

Football Goal Post

We'll learn more about the goal posts when we discuss field goals. For now, you should know that goal posts are used for scoring in football.

Football Pylons

At the four corners of each end zone is a pylon.

Football Pylon

Football Field Of Play

The field of play on a football field can be found between the end zones. It measures 100 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide. The sidelines and goal lines make up the field of play.

Football Field of Play

PRO TIP: Did you know that only 11 players can be on the field of play for each team? If more than 11 players are on the field of play during play, a penalty called Too Many Men On The Field is called by the official.

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