A playing field is a field used for playing sports or games. They are generally outdoors, but many large structures exist to enclose playing fields from bad weather or to provide seating stands for watching the sports. Generally, playing fields are wide expanses of grass, dirt or sand without many obstructions. More recently, some types of field have begun using a synthetic grass-like material called AstroTurf, some fields are also covered with snow, but its use is often controversial. Today a lot of fields have Next Turf, ProGreen or Field Turf. These Turfs are filled with rubber and/or sand.
There are a variety of different commonly used fields, including:
- American football field
- Association football (soccer) pitch (field)
- Australian rules football playing field
- Baseball field
- Cricket field containing the cricket pitch
- Lacrosse field
- Rugby league playing field (pitch or paddock)
- Rugby union playing field (pitch or paddock)
In other sports, the field of play is called a "court":
- basketball court
- tennis court
- volleyball court
Other articles related to "playing field, playing":
... Melbourne Sports and Playing Field Association look after the Village's Playing Field at the East end of Main Street ... The Playing Field has a pavilion, Scout Hut, children's play area, tennis court, football and cricket pitches ...
... end of the Cubs' 2007 season, two different efforts were undertaken to upgrade the playing field at the old ballpark ... Sports Illustrated poll found that the players considered Wrigley's playing field to be one of the poorest in the Major Leagues ... The entire playing surface at Wrigley was removed, which required digging down 14 to 28 inches ...
Famous quotes containing the words field and/or playing:
“What though the field be lost?
All is not lost; the unconquerable Will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield:
And what is else not to be overcome?”
—John Milton (16081674)
“The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.”
—Orson Welles (19151984)