concrete football/soccer field?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by redgiant, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. redgiant Senior Member

    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Hi, Would you still call it a football field if it is a concrete playground like this.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 22, 2011
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    I've always thought of it as a football field no matter what the surface material. (Disclaimer: I'm not a football player.)

    (Note: if you don't get the image, just imagine any playground soccer field painted on concrete or asphalt.)
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  3. Fabulist Banned

    Annandale, Virginia, USA
    American English
    I didn't see a picture at the link.

    You didn't say what kind of "football" you propose to play on a concrete field. I can't imagine playing American, Canadian, or Australian football on a concrete surface. Football players have to be a little crazy, but anyone who would be willing to play football on concrete or asphalt should be committed forthwith.
     
  4. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    Fabulist, the type of football is specified: the title includes the word "soccer". Redgiant also includes the word "football" because over here "football" is the usual word for what you call "soccer".
     
  5. Matching Mole

    Matching Mole Senior Member

    England, English
    Well, as we generally call a "football field" a pitch in British English, and pitch doesn't refer to the surface, we would still call this a pitch. To differentiate on the basis of surface, we would have to name it (e.g. concrete pitch):
    Getting tripped on a concrete pitch isn't fun
    On a bumpy concrete pitch still wet from overnight rain, a pick-up game of football is under way
     

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