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How to Cover a Soccer Field with Mesh

In today's tutorial on Fenceshop, we will show you how to cover a soccer field with mesh. Although it is a complex operation, by following these steps, you will be able to achieve an effective result. However, there are some aspects to consider before starting.

Important Premises

First of all, if the field is new, the work will be much simpler. During the design phase, it is possible to plan for the top covering and prepare everything necessary. If the field already exists, especially if it is old and used, things get complicated. In these cases, it may be necessary to dismantle some parts of the structure to proceed with the installation of the mesh. We recommend carefully evaluating the specific case before starting the work.

Field Dimensions

Another aspect to consider is the size of the field. Our indications are valid for fields up to 60x40 meters. It is not advisable to cover larger fields with this method. For larger fields, different and more complex solutions may be necessary.

Step 1: Brace the Corner Posts

The first fundamental step is to robustly brace the corner posts of the field. These posts must be very stable, so we recommend using double brace arms, both high and low. If the field is between 4 and 7 meters high, the double brace arms will ensure the necessary stability to support the mesh.

Step 2: Stretch the Steel Cables

The second step is to stretch steel cables in an X shape between the corner posts. These diagonal cables will help distribute the weight of the mesh and maintain its tension. It is important to stretch the cables as much as possible without overdoing it, to avoid damaging the posts.

If necessary, it may be required to stretch a cable on an intermediate post. In this case, it is crucial to anchor the intermediate post with an external anchor point, such as a building or a tree, to counteract the force applied by the cable.

Step 3: Apply the Mesh

Once the structure is prepared, we can apply the mesh. The mesh must be fixed above the steel cables to remain well-tensioned. For this type of covering, we recommend a polyethylene mesh with large links (150x150 mm) and thin wire (1.5 mm). This type of mesh is ideal because it reduces the risk of snow accumulation, which could cause structural damage.

Step 4: Prevent Snow and Wind Problems

The final step is to be aware of possible problems caused by snow and wind. Snow can accumulate on the mesh and cause excessive weight, while the wind can create a sail effect. For this reason, it is important that the mesh is lightweight and has large links.


In conclusion, covering a soccer field with mesh is a feasible but complex operation. At Fenceshop, we recommend carefully evaluating the field's conditions and relying on experts for the installation. Alternatively, it might be simpler to raise the fence of the field rather than installing a top covering.

We thank you for your attention and hope that these tips have been helpful. If you have further questions or require assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. Remember to subscribe to our channel and join our community on Facebook to stay updated on all our tutorials and tips. Good work to everyone!

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