⚽️ Why do football pitches have different sizes?


Do you ever get the feeling that when your club or team plays at certain stadiums, they just seem incapable of getting the ball? Watching your club chase the likes of Manchester City, Barca and Bayern Munich can lull one to sleep before a flurry of goals puts your club down 3-0 in no time.

But did you know that pitches can be suited to different playstyles? Artificial fibres or grass surfaces can affect the speed of the game. However, pitch size dimensions can also vary according to the regulations of each governing body. This means home sides that like to pass can opt for slightly bigger pitches and more space.

In this thread, we shall be exploring the pitch sizes of all the famous football stadiums in the world. Join the discussion and share your views on this topic.


Here’s my input on the discussion…

Football pitches not only don’t have to be the same size but, in fact, can cary wildly from each other because the rules state minimum and maximum widths and lengths rather than specific measurements that must be adhered to.

When it comes to the length of a pitch it must be between a minimum of 100 yards, or 90 metres, and a maximum of 130 yards, or 120 metres. The width is similarly vague in its specifications. A pitch can be a minimum of 50 yards, or 45 metres, in width and a maximum of 100 yards, or 90 metres.

Personally, I have often felt it shouldn’t be so, football pitches ought to be the same size for an equal level of playing ground.