WHICH SPORT HAS THE LARGEST PLAYING FIELD???

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Real Estate Agent with International Property Management Group, LLC

Do you know?  I know!!  I know!!  This is a great little piece of trivia for EVERYONE!!  There are alot of sports in the world using very large playing fields.  

A baseball field is pretty big.  baseball field 

 What about  Soccer -Field Hockey -  Rugby???   What about Lacrosse?............  (A Lacrosse field is 110' long by 60' wide)

By now you are thinking - come on, Kara - we know it is a football field!  Is that what you are thinking??  That it must be a football field?  Well, a football field is 360' long by 160' wide.

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If you haven't guessed by now - I'll fill you in.   Did you know?...... that a polo field is the largest playing field in all sports.    Well, think about it - with all those horses out there it has to be big.  Two teams with four players each  (and all on horseback) - - PLUS two referees - both on horseback.   The field has to be big!

Take a look!

                               polo field - aerial view

 

300 yards long and 160 yards wide to be exact.  Slightly larger than 9 football fieldsand almost 10 acres in size.

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Kara Casamassina, Broker In Charge

International Property Management Group, LLC

Downtown Aiken SC.

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Rainmaker
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Kara Casamassina
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hey Ryan.....  according to my sources -  A Canadian Football Field is 150 yards long by 65 yards wide.   Still a far cry from the polo field dimensions of 300 yards long and 160 yards wide.   sorry.

Aug 04, 2008 07:28 PM #18
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I didn't think of that one!!!!!!  You got me thinking on that one it looks like the crowds are really spread out too, so everyone gets a good view........

Aug 04, 2008 09:51 PM #19
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Kara Casamassina
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Yes Frank - the spectators are along both sides of the field.     This pic is from a huge tourny final match so the vip tents are set up along the clubhouse side of the field :)   

Aug 04, 2008 10:34 PM #20
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I think you just answered your own question Ryan.  Is it a golf course - - - or a golf field?  ;)

 

 

(it would appear that Ryan came back and deleted his comment...hmmm - not sure why, though.   His question was "what about a golf course?"  )

Aug 04, 2008 11:37 PM #22
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Thomas Hargreaves
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Kara,  Great Question.  I would have Guessed a Soccer Field.

Aug 05, 2008 12:51 AM #23
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Robert Rauf
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Stop stomping on the divits and write another blog already jeeezzzzzhhhh!

Are you feeling any better today?

Aug 06, 2008 11:12 AM #24
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Kara, interesting, gotta make the horses tired with all that playing field.

Aug 06, 2008 12:44 PM #25
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Rob,  Thanks for asking, but no - still feel lousy, but I'll live.    Nice to be missed :)  

Aug 06, 2008 01:52 PM #26
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Hi Duane !  Yes the horses do get very tired (and a fresh horse is key to the players performance) - - that is why every player has a 'string of polo ponies'.  

Aug 06, 2008 01:54 PM #27
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Kara, ahh, didn't know that. Think the only time I seen any thing to do with Polo was on Pretty Woman.

Aug 06, 2008 02:05 PM #28
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:)   My niece said the same thing when I took her to her first polo match.   

Aug 06, 2008 02:36 PM #29
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Kara, it looks like a sport that I would enjoy, hehehe (my best horse impersonation) grin

Aug 06, 2008 02:42 PM #30
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omg - that is funny, Duane :)    *grinning right back at ya*

Aug 06, 2008 06:07 PM #31
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I see that you are a sports fan and like POLO.

Check out our OLYMPICS and ActiveRain group at:

http://activerain.com/groups/OLYMPICS

Harrison K. Long, Explore Properties Group, CB Previews, Irvine, CA

Aug 07, 2008 06:31 PM #32
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Thanks Harrison -  I'll check it out :)

Aug 08, 2008 08:27 AM #33
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That is interesting. almost 9 football fields big is quite impressive. Thanks for the trivia and thanks for yet another list idea.

Sep 05, 2008 11:41 PM #34
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Brian

True...however ironically the sport, though some don't like to call it one, with the largest area for play; is also the sport with one of, if not the smallest ball played with. GOLF

Oct 25, 2014 08:13 PM #35
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Elle

Well Golf is really a relaxation park for the physically unchallenged. Also POLO is a sport for horses.Not being negative 😇The largest human RUNNING energy field in the world is in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The code "Aussie Rules"VFL Park & the MCG grounds.VFL measures 200 metres long & 160 metres wide (not yards 90cm)It is the undisputed LARGEST ground in area mass in the world for humans to physically really play on.Love to you all from Surfers Paradise QLDDown under bikini clad girl, ElleXxx

May 14, 2015 09:37 PM #36
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jockey1

are you kidding me !!???--- the polo players are definitely athletes!...as are all equestrians, in every discipline. They train just like any other athlete, and are paid very well for their performance, some players making more than pro football players, per match! you may have a large park, but this post was specifically about which sport has the largest playing field, not just the largest place to play or relax in the world.

May 15, 2015 05:56 AM #37
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Matthew

Depends on the sport really as they all have different traits.

If you talking one with guys out there running around hard with tackles and all try the AFL (Australian Football league) with the MCG (20,000 sqm)

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