Lacrosse Field

Lacrosse Field of Play

The game of lacrosse can be played on only grass or turf fields. Although the Native American people used to play on gigantic 10-mile fields in the middle of a woodland area, the game is now played on a basic grass or turf field. Many lacrosse games take place on football fields but require special lines to be painted due to the specific dimensions that a lacrosse field has.

A lacrosse field is 110 yards long by 60 yards wide. Each field is segmented into three sections. The offensive section, the neutral zone, and the defensive section. Both the offensive and defensive section are 35 yards and the neutral zone is 40 yards. On both offensive and defensive sections, there are circular creases with a nine-foot radius in each, that only the goalie and his defenseman can step into. Generally, the field size for high school, college, and pro are all the same, except there are exceptions. The exception to this rule would be in Jamboree style play. Jamboree play is where teams play in tournaments filled with many games in a single day or a weekend. In these tournaments, the field of play is allowed to be shorter and thinner in order to fit more fields in one area.