1. Sidelines and end lines are out of bounds. The goal line is
actually in the end zone. A player with the ball in his
possession scores a touchdown when the ball is on, above, or
over the goal line.
2. The field is rimmed by a white border, six feet wide, along
the sidelines. All of this is out of bounds.
3. The hashmarks (inbound lines) are 70 feet, 9 inches from each
4. Goal posts must be single-standard type, offset from the end
line and painted bright gold. The goal posts must be 18 feet, 6
inches wide and the top face of the crossbar must be 10 feet
above the ground. Vertical posts extend at least 30 feet above
the crossbar. A ribbon 4 inches by 42 inches long is to be
attached to the top of each post. The actual goal is the plane
extending indefinitely above the crossbar and between the outer
edges of the posts.
5. The field is 360 feet long and 160 feet wide. The end zones
are 30 feet deep. The line used in try-for-point plays is two
yards out from the goal line.
6. Chain crew members and ball boys must be uniformly
7. All clubs must use standardized sideline markers. Pylons must
be used for goal line and end line markings.
8. End zone markings and club identification at 50 yard line
must be approved by the Commissioner to avoid any confusion as
to delineation of goal lines, sidelines, and end lines.