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Pitch Size, Area and Markings

Q: Where can I obtain the exact markings for a hockey pitch?

 

A: The dimensions and lines on the pitch must be in accordance with the latest FIH Rules of Hockey a copy of which is available in the Rules section of this website.

 

Q: What area of carpet is required for a hockey pitch?

 

A: The dimensions of the pitch must be in accordance with the latest FIH Rules of Hockey.

 

In addition to the playing area, the over-runs will be in accordance with the latest edition of the rules. The requirement specifies 2 metres minimum at the sidelines (of which 1 metre minimum shall be a material to match the pitch material) and 3 metres minimum at the backlines (of which 2 metres minimum shall be a material to match the pitch material).

 

However, these are minimum requirements and it is strongly recommended that the respective distances are at least 4 metres at the sidelines (of which 3 metres minimum shall be a material to match the pitch material) and at least 5 metres at the backlines (of which 3 metres minimum shall be a material to match the pitch material).

 

The total carpet surface will thus be at least 5,942 square metres. This is normally rounded to a 6000 square metre minimum requirement for each pitch.


 
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