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MARFU MINIMUMS FOR FIELD DIMENSIONS

 



THE FOLLOWING ARE THE STANDARDS FOR FIELDS FOR MARFU LEAGUES , CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS (QUARTERFINALS THROUGH FINALS) OR 7S QUALIFIERS [Effective 1/1/99.]

(Please note that the conversion from the metric system to the U.S. standard of measurement is rounded off; the differences between these figures and those in the Laws of the Game are that the latter are rounded up.)

MINIMUMS FOR LEAGUE PLAY:

Length (goal-to-goal): not less than 91m (99.5 yds) and not exceeding 100m (109.4 yds).
Width: not less than 59m (64.5 yds) and not exceeding 70m (76.6 yds).
Ingoal: not less than 8m (8.7 yds) and not exceeding 22m (24.1 yds).
'22m line' will be 22m (24.1 yds) from the goalline.
'10m line' will be 10m (10.9 yds) from the mid-way line.
'5m from touch' will be 5m (5.5 yds) from the touchline.
'15m from touch' will be 15m (16.4 yds) from the touchline.
'5m from goal' will be 5m (5.5 yds) from the goalline.

MINIMUMS FOR MARFU CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS OR 7S QUALIFIERS:

Length (goal-to-goal): no less than 91m (99.5 yds) and not exceeding 100m (109.4 yds).
Width: not less than 63m (68.9) and not exceeding 70m (76.6).
Ingoal: not less than 10m (10.9 yds) and not exceeding 22m (24.1 yds).
'22m line' will be 22m (24.1 yds) from the goalline.
'10m line' will be 10m (10.9 yds) from the mid-way line.
'5m from touch' will be 5m (5.5 yds) from the touchline.
'15m from touch' will be 15m (16.4 yds) from the touchline.
'5m from goal' will be 5m (5.5 yds) from the goalline.



Notes:

1. Every team will submit their field's dimensions by 4/1/99. The MARFU Competitions Committee WILL consider applications for variances on a case-by-case basis. if a variance is requested, we will need a full description, including metric measurements, slope, grass, obstructions, and goalposts; photos or drawings will be needed.

2. There shall be no dangerous obstructions or holes on the pitch between the touchlines and the endlines.

3. Goal post pads are required and must be at least 2 inches thick.

4. Protests about goal posts must be accompanied by photographs taken from in front of the goal posts and looking down the goal line and directly in front of the posts, while protests about fields must be accompanied by measurements taken with a tape measure and/or a description of what is being objected to.

5. All clubs shall have the opportunity to comment on opponents established pitches prior to the season. The Competitions Committee may order that corrective action be taken, or a new pitch located. New pitches shall be described to the Competitions Committee, including photographs, which shall rule on their suitability.

6. Complaints regarding field grade or slope will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

7. Minimum dimensions do not include the required touchline restraint. The touchline restraint shall be a minimum of 5m from the touchline and will be goalline-to-goalline. Both sides are not required for the touchline rope if one side of the field is expected to be sparsely populated. If a field is widened/created to the minimum dimension putting the touchline close to a dangerous obstruction (example: a drinking fountain), that object cannot be closer than 2 meters to the touchline; between 2 and 5 meters from the touchline, they must be padded; obstructions further than 5 meters from the touchline are okay and do not need any padding; obstructions within two meters of the endline must be padded; obstructions further than 2 meters from the endline are okay and do not need any padding; obstructions within the ingoal will be considered on a case by case basis, but if allowed, will require padding.