How much does it cost to build a football field?

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There is no doubt that football is one of the most popular sports in the world. There are fanatic fans everywhere in the world, and even many fans spent high costs on freight tickets and admission tickets across the ocean to watch the game, just to support their favorite club or player. If you have ever participated in a football match, then you will know that this is not just a sports match. This is a different kind of experience. During watching the game, the passion, excitement, and love for the sport are obvious. To make the fans get the best on-site viewing experience, the design of the football stadium, the lights, the poles, the grass, etc., it may not be surprising that a lot of money has been invested to build the stadium.

But you still can’t imagine that even without perfect football field facilities, it can still bring happiness to players. Hey, Look how happy these children are playing football, this is almost a zero-cost stadium, just barren grass, but it can still bring happiness to some sports-loving people. We MECREE are committed to bringing the best sports lighting experience to sports-loving friends all over the world. With the development of the economy and society and the upgrading of spiritual and cultural pursuits, people can enjoy a more comfortable fitness environment, more diversified high-quality services, and more diverse sports methods. We hope to help some areas where football lighting is not so popular and give them a better lighting environment to enjoy the happiness brought by football.

May you will have some questions regarding to football field costs as below:

1. How much does it cost to build a football field? How much does a football field cost?

What is the average cost of a high school football stadium? Figure this will cost you between $25,000 and $100,000, depending on your league’s requirements, whether you seed or sod, and other aspects. Engineered surface areas can cost anywhere from $200,000 to $1 million.

2. How much would it cost to turf a football field?

For common, full-sized football or soccer turf fields, a conservative price of $5.00 per square foot ought to be budgeted. Football and soccer fields are around 80,000 square feet.

3. How much does it cost to build a sports field?

How much a turf field expenses depends upon the size of the field, the quality of the turf, and regional distinctions in sports field-building expenses. Depending on how those aspects come together, the final costs will likely be between $420,000– $1,140,000.

4. How much does a turf football field cost to build?

Several aspects impact the cost to build a turf football field. The rate of a turf football field installation will vary from $640,000 to around $2,000,000.

5. How much does it cost to build a natural grass soccer field?

Building and construction of a natural grass field utilizing on-site native soil can cost between $0.60-$ 1.50 per square foot. A natural grass field using native soil can cost between $1.50-$ 3.00 per square foot. Building a natural grass field with a sand cap can cost between $2.75-$ 4.00 per square foot.

Mini Football Field Dimensions in Meters

The size of the mini football field varies based on the customer’s request. However, the area is also analyzed to check whether it is suitable for the requested dimension as well. Therefore, the dimension of the mini football field is determined based on purpose of use, the features of the plot, the ground condition, and the presence of the oval border.

Considering above all, the standard dimensions of the mini football field can be 20m x 40m, 25m x 45m, 30m x 50m and its multiples. The pole height of the mini football field can be 7 m to 9 m.

Among different proportions, 30m x 50m is the most preferred ones. They are mostly preferred for sports complexes built in neighborhoods, schools and collective housing. When it comes to 20m x 40m dimensions, they are mostly preferred for individual use in private properties.

Now, let’s check the comparison of world-class football stadium and community football field.

A: World-Class Football Stadium Cost

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The cost of building a world-class football stadium for major sporting events can be as high as hundreds of millions of dollars, and sometimes billions of dollars. For example, Russia ’s Krestovsky Stadium or St. Petersburg Stadium, which was built last year for the FIFA World Cup, reportedly cost about $ 1.1 billion, making it one of the most expensive stadiums in the world. It took several years to build, and was initially estimated to cost about $ 248.9 million, but eventually exceeded the budget by more than 500%. However, due to all the corruption allegations surrounding the entire incident, the actual cost is estimated to exceed the officially announced statement.

The huge Wembley Stadium is home to the Tottenham Hotspur and can accommodate up to 90,000 people. The total construction and maintenance costs are $ 1.40 billion, including 8 restaurants, 34 bars, 98 kitchens and 688 catering services. Points and 2,618 toilets.

According to reports, Hasan Al Tawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Delivery and Heritage Committee, said Qatar will spend $ 8 billion to $ 10 billion to build nine new World Cup stadiums and renovate three stadiums for Qatar. Games will be held in 2022 . According to the proposal, the stadium will achieve zero carbon emissions and climate control.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Stadiums In The World

Rank Stadium Country City Opened Total construction cost
1 SoFi Stadium  United States Inglewood 2020 $5.5 billion
2 Allegiant Stadium  United States Paradise 2020 $1.9 billion
3 MetLife Stadium  United States East Rutherford 2010 $1.7 billion
4 Mercedes-Benz Stadium  United States Atlanta 2017 $1.5 billion
5 Wembley Stadium  United Kingdom London 2007 $1.5 billion
6 Yankee Stadium  United States New York City 2009 $1.5 billion
7 AT&T Stadium  United States Arlington 2009 $1.48 billion
8 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium  United Kingdom London 2019 $1.33 billion
9 Singapore National Stadium  Singapore Kallang 2014 $1.31 billion
10 Optus Stadium  Australia Perth 2017 $1 billion

In a word, it is huge expense for the construction of big stadium, Good LED lighting is very important to a big stadium, it is not only to bring a better view experience spectators to but also play a role in the performance of athlete. and RGB lighting can drive the atmosphere of the scene. MECREE stadium lights adopted super-conducting heat dissipation of LED industrial-leadiing technology. Combined with calculus optics and high- transmission glass design to provide higher quality lighting. maintenance-free, flexible installation, can be installed on your existing foundation Structurally, it can save a lot of materials and labor. The long-life design can be used for 30 years. It is superior to other semi-professional outdoor LED lighting solutions in terms of efficiency, brightness, and glare leakage control. Moreover, fewer lamps are used after replacement, so less power is consumed. MECREE advocates saving energy and making our homes greener and more environmentally friendly.

B: Community Football Field

Of course, in addition to world-class football stadiums, there are also many football stadiums built for the community, allowing children, young people, and elderly people to go away from the street. Allow them to spend some time in the fresh air outdoors in the sun, and do exercise. Playing football is much more fun than jogging every morning, and it is extremely good for your health. It also bundles the community and the players together. A good football field can also serve as an effective source of income for the community. Charging small fees for local competitions and tournaments can help people invest in building competitions. It will actually pay for itself. Therefore, building a football field is a very meaningful thing for the community.


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For the construction of community football stadiums, the total price of a venue is difficult to estimate. It ranges from 100,000 to 1 million US dollars. There are many factors to consider and depend on your choice. Check the budget and consult your investors.

If you want to have a suitable football field, you need to consider its off-site facilities. For example, lighting, stands, and fences are basically related to the game. Remember, you want the players to have fun, but you want the audience to actually see the players. Therefore, by investing in appropriate stands and fences, you can immediately make money by buying tickets and participating in competitions. In addition, you need proper sports field lighting settings. it will enable you to play in dark, dull day and night. If you have never participated in a night game, then you will not know what you will miss. Now, according to the size of the venue and your illumination requirements, there will be different cost standards.

What is the consideration of football field costs?

The actual cost of a football field depends on many factors. The main factors of the size of the site and the total cost of the materials used, also need to consider the off-site facilities, such as stadium lighting, stands, fences, etc. Before your football stadium construction begins, an experienced team in Central American Sports Construction will work with you to determine your budget and your needs. They will draft a design draft for your approval, which will take into account all your budget and design preferences. For a small piece of land, the plan costs tens of thousands of dollars. A larger venue, more facilities for players and spectators will cost more.

What kinds of football stadium lighting are divided into?

Football lighting is divided into football field lighting inside the field and football field lighting outside the field. The lighting standard should be determined according to the function of football field. It can be divided into seven levels: 200lx for training and entertainment activities, 500lx for amateur games, 750lx for professional games, 1000lx for general TV broadcast, 1400lx for high-definition TV broadcast for large international games, and 750lx for TV emergency.

Take 200lx for training and entertainment activities as an example:

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A: 4 Poles are arranged at the four corners of the stadium

Lights at the four corners of the stadium, 5 units 1000 watts LED footbal stadium lights on each poles, in total 20 units lights.




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B.4 Poles are arranged on both sides of the football field

Install 5 units of 1000 watts LED football stadium lights on each pole, in total 20 units lights.




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C: 6 poles are arranged on the football field

Install 3 units of 1000 watts LED football stadium lights on each pole, in total 18 units lights.




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D : 8 poles are arranged on the football field

Install 2 units of 1000 watts LED football stadium lights on each pole, in total 16 units lights.




How many lights you need install to light up a football field?

After we know the illumination standard and wattages of lights, next, we need know the total numbers of lights we need install. According to Mecree Lighting experience, following table is for reference.

Football field size Lux LED Spotlight/Floodlight Watts  Units Needed
International standard ( length 100-110m, width 64-75m) 200-300 lx 1000W 24-36pcs
400lx 1000W 40pcs
500lx 1000W 60-80pcs
750lx 1200W 44pcs
1000lx 1000W 84pcs
45*28m 200lx 300W 12pcs
170*90 with runway 500lx 1000W 112pcs
176*92m 1500lx 1000W 216pcs

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