The field is the area within the limit lines and includes the limit lines and team areas, and the space above it (Exception: Enclosures over the field).
Field of Play
The field of play is the area enclosed by the sidelines and the goal lines.
The end zone at each end of the field is the rectangle defined by the goal line, sidelines and end line.
The goal line and goal line pylons are in the end zone.
A team’s end zone is the one it is defending (A.R. 8-5-1-VII and A.R. 8-6-1-I).
The playing surface is the material or substance within the field of play, including the end zones.
The playing enclosure is that area bounded by the stadium, dome, stands, fences or other structures. (Exception: Scoreboards are not considered within the playing enclosure.)
ARTICLE 6. The side zone is the area between the hash marks and the near sideline.