Aviva Stadium Dublin- pitch layout for an American football match

September 04, 2012

 

The Lansdowne Road stadium normally plays host to rugby and soccer matches but for one sporting occasion on the first day of September 2012 the pitch was converted to host the big American football match between Navy and Notre Dame. The field marked out for the Emerald Isle classic was shorter than a standard soccer or rugby pitch as the sport is played on a field that has dimensions of 360 by 160 feet.

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

 

 

The scoring area, where players score touchdowns, is called an "end zone" and extends 10 yards (or 9.1 m) beyond each goal line to each end line. One of the end zones contained the text "Navy" whilst the other was marked out for Notre Dame with the text "Irish"(referring to their common name as the Fighting Irish")

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

Notre Dame take on Navy in Emerald Isle sellout in Dublin, Ireland

 

 


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