Article 5 Field of play - Stadium Infrastructure

UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations

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Technical Regulations
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Specific Regulations
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Stadium Infrastructure
EnforcementDate
1 May 2018
5.01

The field of play must be smooth and level and comply with the IFAB Laws of the Game. Its surface must be green and the line markings white.

5.02

No lines other than football ones, as defined in the IFAB Laws of the Game, may be visible on the field of play.

5.03

The field of play must be entirely covered with either a natural playing surface (100% natural grass), reinforced natural grass (hybrid) or artificial football turf (100% artificial fibres).

5.04

Artificial football turf must:

  1. have been granted the required FIFA certification, which can only be delivered after the turf in question has been tested by a FIFA-accredited laboratory and confirmed as meeting the latest FIFA standards;

  2. meet all the requirements of the national legislation in force (if any).

5.05

Stadiums must be constructed and equipped in such a way that the field of play is playable on all matchdays in the UEFA competition season.

5.06

No object may be located less than 21m above the field of play.

5.07

The area immediately adjacent to the field of play must be safe for players and referees. All pitch-side equipment and associated structural elements must be positioned so that they pose no danger to the players, coaches or match officials (as set out in Annex B, space permitting).

5.08

In addition, the field of play must meet the following requirements:

Category

Length

Width

Additional requirement

1 and 2

100–105m

64–68m

N/a

3 and 4

105m

68m

Pitch heating and/or pitch cover (depending on the location and climatic conditions).