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Ultimate Guide to Premier League Football Pitch Dimensions

Read our guide to the dimensions of Premier League football pitches, in which we will discuss all the main aspects, from the length and width of the pitch to the dimensions of the goals and the penalty area. It’s time to take to the pitch and become an expert on Premier League football pitch sizes!

The football field must be rectangular. In March 2008, the FIFA Executive Committee adopted a resolution that the dimensions of a football pitch must be 105 meters long and 68 meters wide. However, this only applies to pitches built since March 2008. Previously, there were gaps and the dimensions of the football field varied depending on the stadium. Some clubs had larger and others smaller pitches.

The regulations assumed that the length must be from 90 to 120 meters and the width from 45 to 90 meters. As you can see, the dimensions of a football pitch could vary greatly, including: therefore it was decided to standardize it.


Standard dimensions of a Premier League football pitch

The recommended size of a Premier League pitch is 115×74 yards, which corresponds to 105×68 meters, however, some stadiums have other pitch dimensions.

Premier League Pitch Size By Club

TeamStadiumLength in metersWidth in metersLenght in yardsLenght in yards
ArsenalEmirates Stadium1056811574
Aston VillaVilla Park1056811574
BournemouthDean Court1056811574
BrentfordGtech Community Stadium1056511571
Brighton and Hove AlbionFalmer Stadium1056811574
BurnleyTurf Moor1056811574
ChelseaStamford Bridge1036711273
Crystal PalaceSelhurst Park1006710973
EvetronGoodison Park1037011278
FulhamCraven Cottage1006511574
Luton TownKenilworth Road1016611572
Manchester CityCity of Manchester Stadium1056811574
Manchester UnitedOld Trafford1056811574
Newcastle UnitedSt. James’ Park1056811574
Nottingham ForestCity Ground1057011578
Sheffield UnitedBramall Lane1016811574
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur Stadium1056811574
West Ham UnitedLondon Stadium1056811574
Wolverhampton WanderersMolineux Stadium1056811574

The importance of pitch dimensions in football

The size of the playing field can have many influences on the game. On the one hand, the size of the field may influence the game strategy. On a larger pitch, players have more room to maneuver and can develop more offensive tactics. However, on a smaller pitch the game can become more even and teams can focus on defense and short passing.

Research and experts have shown that the size of a soccer field can also affect players’ physical endurance and running performance. On a larger pitch, players must cover longer distances, which can cause greater physical strain. However, on a smaller pitch, players can move faster and the intensity of play could be increased. In addition, the size of the pitch may also affect the number of goals scored, because on a larger pitch there is more space for attacks and quick counter-attacks.

Variations in pitch dimensions across different stadiums

As you can see in the table, some Premier League stadiums have different pitch sizes. These differences result from both historical factors and stadium space limitations.

Please note that pitch dimensions may change during the Premier League season due to stadium renovations and modifications.

Historical changes in Premier League pitch dimensions

Historical changes in Premier League pitch dimensions have occurred for various reasons, including stadium renovations, club preferences, and adherence to regulations.

For example Old Trafford stadium of Manchester United has seen several changes in pitch dimensions over the years. In the early 1990s, the pitch was widened to create more space. However, in 2002, it was narrowed again to its current dimensions, which are approximately 105 meters by 68 meters.


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