American Football Field Basics + Yard:Meter Conversion


An American football field is about the
same size as a soccer field. You mean a football field is the same size as a fútbol field? That’s crazy! Yes, an American football field is about
the same length as a European fútbol field at 120 yards, but it’s only 50 yards wide. 53.33 yards to be exact,
which is slimmer than a soccer field. There are 10 yards of endzone on each side of the field,
leaving 100 yards of fields in between to play. The 50-yard line is the line right
down the middle of the field. Then there are two 45 yard lines, two 40 yard lines and so on on each side and 50 yard line with a zero yard line being the goal line. These lines are called the sidelines. This is where you’ll see the coaches
waiting and watching. And though it’s not talked about much,
these lines are called the end lines. These other dashes on the field
are the 1 yard hash marks. The ones in the middle have their own specific purpose, but we’ll get into that finer detail in another episode. And finally,
there are the goal posts, which stem out of each end line. To give a little
perspective to their size, the goal post crossbar is 10 feet off the ground with
the uprights going up another 20 feet. OK, great! Is that good?
Did we cover all the bases? One more question first,
but I’ll imagine myself as an Australian to ask. One second. [Australian Accent]
How long is a yard? Three feet. [Australian Accent]
Like three of my feet? Oh okay. I get why you’re asking like that. Some of our viewers may
be foreign to America and therefore foreign to the imperial system or the US customary systems measurement. I mean, one yard is 0.914 meters. [Australian Accent]
So, if a football field is 100 yards long, then that’s about 91.4 meters. But for simplicity sake, let’s just imagine that every time we say ‘yard,’
you think ‘meter.’ They’re close enough anyway. Subscribe! Like us on Facebook! And follow us on Instagram and Twitter. [Australian Accent]
Thank you. [clears throat, loses accent]
Thank you. Now get out there and watch some football! Understand it and conquer the world! Don’t forget to subscribe! Where to put?
[giggling]

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