How to Make a Homemade Football Stadium

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Football is thrilling to watch and play. One of the joys of football is going to a professional or college stadium and getting into the spirit of the game. With a few easy steps, you can transform your backyard into a makeshift stadium.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • A backyard
  • Thick white tubing (4 pieces)
  • Rope
  • Spray-paint
  • Concessions
  • 2 tables
  • Electric saw (if cutting the tubing yourself)
  • Gravel
  • Digging bar
  • Manual post driver

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    The Field

  1. 1

    Cut or buy appropriate-size tubing, which you can buy at a home improvement store. To replicate an official upright, you will need two 13-yard posts. But you can alter the dimensions to suit your field size.

  2. 2

    Place upright stands in the ground. To get the posts in securely, dig a deep hole (roughly half the height of the posts) with a digging bar. All the digging equipment can be found at fence utility retailers. Hammer the goalposts in with a manual post driver. Secure with loose gravel and the unearthed soil. Tie rope around the two posts to make the crossbar.

  3. 3

    Spray paint yard lines on the ground. If the space requires you to make a field shorter than the regulation 100 yards, plan out your field's spacing. Evenly space your yard markers. To conserve spray paint, only mark off every 5 or 10 yards of the field. Spray paint your goal lines and any end zone decorations you desire.

    The Stadium

  1. 1

    Set up bleachers or seats around the field. You can find bleachers at online retailers such as Global Industrial.

  2. 2

    Pick an "entrance" for your stadium and set up the ticket table by the entrance.

  3. 3

    Designate a concession area. Set up a table by the concession area and stock it with snacks.

  4. 4

    Find a group of players and invite fans to the inaugural game. If you have any willing participants, consider cheerleaders or a mascot to give your stadium an authentic feel.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don't have a backyard but have a big room in your house, you can adapt the above instructions for an indoor setting. Obviously, you will not be able to spray paint a field or construct uprights but you can still have a ticket stand, concession booth, and sideline seating.
  • If you are a kid, ask your parents for permission before you transform your backyard. In addition, get parental supervision for spray painting and upright construction.

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