747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2742 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 9230 times:
Thank you - but, I don't play football so I don't know what a "pitch" is - is that the goalish thing at the end? I thought those were "endposts" or something akin. Does a "pitch" define the boundaries of the field? Sorry for my lack of jargon!!!
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Aviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 9228 times:
Football fields differ in size.
SCG 147m x 136m
Colonial Stadium - Melbourne 159m x 130m
Football Park - Adelaide 165m x 133m
The Gabba") - Brisbane 160m x 139m
MCG - Melbourne 160m x 139m
Optus Oval - Melbourne 160m x 139m
Manuka Oval - Canberra 164m x 136m
Subiaco - Perth 170m x 122m
York Park - Launceston 165m x 135m
Skilled Stadium - Geelong 169m x 115m
Stadium Australia - Sydney 159m x 118m
The MCG is basically 17553 m2 = 4.33 acres = 20994 square yards = 188870 square feet.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8418 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9199 times:
Hehe...I can confuse you even worse. Here in America, a football field is 160 22.5" step long. Those are 8 to 5 steps (8 steps for every 5 yards, and you'd better hit that yardline squarely in the middle [arch] of your right foot!).
Pick up the tempo a little bit, and it's only 120 30" (6 to 5) steps long.
(Note, those are goal line to goal line to goal line figures, obviously. We never march in the end zones, unless we're coming on or off the field. There aren't any lines there to march by).