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Football is a sport that combines aerial and ground play.  The entire playing area must be uniformly illuminated.

Floodlight Locations: The recommended pole quantity varies from 6 poles when located close to the sidelines and 4 poles when located away from the sidelines.  Lighting towers located in the corners of major stadiums are an acceptable method based on the long setback.

Glare Control: To reduce glare floodlights must be aimed out of the line of sight of the players. The proper arrangement of poles will minimize any direct glare for players.

Luminaire Beam Spread: The beam spread of each floodlight should be selected to put the maximum amount of light on the field without producing a hot spot.  The beam should be wide enough to overlap the distribution from adjacent aiming points.

Mounting Height: The minimum mounting height to the bottom row of luminaires for all poles is 15 meters (50 feet).  Mounting heights would be increased to compensate for the additional rows of luminaires.  Mounting heights should also be increased when necessary to prevent glare and efficiently utilize the beam.