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"It is rectangular and extends 16.5 metres (54 ft) to each side of the goal" <- i'm not sure about this. other sources say the total width of the area is actually around 40 meters, for example, the 'association football pitch' wiki page. does anyone know for sure what the actual official width of the area is, if there is any strict rule on this? Bazkie botsauto (talk) 18:04, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
The article appears to relate to one small section of a larger article and could easily be merged in to the main article.--Lucy-marie (talk) 15:58, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
This proposed merger was rejected in August 2007 (see Talk:Football pitch). For the record I oppose such a merger, the penalty area is significant and important enough to justify a sub-article. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:17, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Support As a previous proposer of the merge I stand by my argument - too little content for it's own article, unlikely to be expanded,and all this content can easily be merged into Football pitch. There's actually very little that needs merging - only the 1901 comment (though it's unsourced), and a mention about its role in goal kicks and defensive free kicks; everything else looks to be in Football pitch already. Paulbrock (talk) 12:43, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
oppose notable in its own right. The article could do with some significant expanding; an overhead photo and a plan diagram would be a good start. --Dweller (talk) 13:39, 11 January 2008 (UTC)