A: Obligation to Provide Field
Each team must have a home field. If, for any reason, a team temporarily finds its field unavailable for a scheduled game, it may attempt to arrange to use the visiting team field for the game. The visiting team is under no obligation to make its field available in such a situation. See the By-Law for Schedule and Schedule changes for the game change procedure.
B: Field Condition Responsibility
The home team will be responsible for the condition of the grounds, the proper field markings and proper equipment. Nets and 5 foot corner flags are required. All fields should be properly marked as dictated by F.I.F.A. rules. Failure to comply with these rules could result in a forfeiture by the home team. The referee reports the field conditions in his report, which is sent to the League. The League arbitrator will then decide the action to be taken. In addition to the regulation sidelines all fields shall have another line drawn outside the playing area at a distance sufficient to allow enough space for the coach, linesmen and substitutes to stand. All spectators shall stand behind this line. Failure to comply with these rules could result in a forfeit and/or fine by the home team.
C: Fields for Non-Division 1 (Younger Players)
Field sizes for all age groups will be consistent with the U.S.Y.S.A. guidance for that age group. Revised 12/05