This paper illustrates a procedure for the measurement of the slope of a soccer pitch, which is an essential parameter for a playable surface. The FIFA Quality Concept 1 requires a slope lower than 1% (<0.5% recommended), and the FIFA Laws of the Game 2 allows for pitches in adult matches to be 64–73 m wide. A field of minimum width and 0.5% slope has a 0.16-m crown, whereas the maximum width corresponds to an approximate 0.18 m crown.
the measurement of the slope of a soccer pitch, which is an essential parameter for a playable surface. The FIFA Quality Concept1 requires a slope lower than 1% (<0.5% recommended), and the FIFA Laws of the Game2 allows for pitches in adult matches to be 64–73 m wide. A field of minimum width and 0.5% slope has a 0.16-m crown,
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Soccer fields made of native soil typically are built with a minimum of 1½ % slope and should never be flat. If the fields have underground drainage the slope should be at least 1%. Are soccer pitches flat? Football, Rugby, Soccer, Field Hockey, Lacrosse Some fields are flat and slope to one side so they only drain to that one side.
The football pitch is split with a half-way line and a center circle with a radius of 30’ | 9.15 m. Other crucial areas of the football field include the goal area and the penalty area / marks. The goal area is a rectangular zone centered on the goal starting 18’ | 5.5 m out from both goalposts and extending 18’ | 5.5 m into the pitch.
Over a 60m wide pitch with the maximum ratio of slope of 1:41 this would result in the height on the higher point being xxm and the lower end xxm. We would then recommend that you raise the ground around the socket, ensuring that the top of the socket is 25mm below the raised surface of the pitch.
However, when playing on a turf pitch, I've found a few referrences to the recommendation of a 1 - 2% slope radiating from centre to corners to allow drainage. For example: http://www.livestrong.com/article/405109-soccer-field-construction-specs/ But according to this webpage, the FiFA recommendation is less than 0.5% slope (max. of 1% slope).
Apart from the pitcher’s mound, the infield is higher than the rest of the field and has a .5% slope into the outfield. The outfield then slopes away at a 1 to 1.5% slope. Although softball fields do not have mounds, the infield is still the highest point and has a .5% slope into the outfield.
Soccer – An engineered soccer field should have a minimum of one to one-and-one-half percent slope on fields which are surface drained and made up of native soil. For fields with underground drainage, the slope should be no less than one percent slope. Slope is measured from center to side. Under no circumstances should a soccer field be flat.