Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mapping the Pitches

Cartographer and (Nottingham) Forest fan Kenneth Field recently mapped 92 Football Association (UK) pitches.  In honor of Leicester City's extremely improbable Premier League title (congrats!) here is King Power Stadium.
Each pitch is set against a stark grey background to emphasize the field details.
 You can pan and zoom around Great Britain or choose a team from the list.
Personally, I like Norwich because I always seem to back the hard luck teams. Plus I like canaries.
There is also a poster with all the pitches overlaid to show the subtle differences in dimensions and orientations. The dimensions are specified by the football associations, yet there are still subtle differences in the length and width of each pitch.
From the poster text:
Overlaid, they create a spirographic pattern. Ranked by pitch size, they show how clean stature and stadia capacity are unrelated.

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