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How Many Football Field Intersections Need Staking for Line Marking?

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When marking a football field for the first time and subsequent seasons how many points or intersections should you be staking? Here's my quick calculations and why these are staking points for pulling a string line when marking a football field.

 "Mandatory" staking points
4 - Four primary corners of the football field playing boundary, a squared field
4 - Goal line on both sides and ends of the field
36 - Each 5 yard line on both sides and ends of the field, 9 x 4 (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45)
2 - 50 yard line both sides
4 - Midfield hash mark, cross hash, both sides and both ends, different distances for high school (53' 4"), college (60'), pro from the sideline
50 - Subtotal

"Optional" staking points
4 - 9 Yard Mark, 27' offset from the sideline to top of the Sideline Numbers
4  - Coach / Bench Player zone, 6 foot off the sideline at 25 yard line mark
4 - Media safety zone, 12 foot off the sideline from four major corners
4  - Optional sideline number pylons
4  - 4 inch hash mark offset from the sideline to support 5-yard lines and 4" x 24" hash mark
20 - Subtotal 

Learn more about the football field marking standards.

Check out the different staking options using marking whiskers and associated stakes (nails and Raptor Stakes), Stake Alls integrated marking whisker with plastic stake, Tru Mark metal field line anchor with whisker plug.

Save time by using Tru Mark String Winders and the feature to allow for quick string recovery using a cordless drill.

We offer the 3.5' and 6' heavy duty football Sideline Number Stencil Sets and Hash Mark Stencil.

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