Soccer fields in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere

The standard size of a #football field is 105m × 68m.

The length and width of a point on Earth is independent of whether #Gleason’s Map of the World, the #FlatEarth Map, or a #Mercator projection is used.

For three football stadiums, I calculated the dimensions of the field for a flat and a spherical earth from the coordinates of the corner points and center line.

Only if the earth is a sphere do the calculated lengths correspond to the lengths of the playing field.

#Earth is a #globe.

Rheinenergie Stadium Köln
Station Olimpico Rom
DHL Stadium Kapstadt

Download the ODS-file for the calculations.