playing area


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Noun1.playing area - a piece of land prepared for playing a gameplaying area - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
scene of action, arena - a playing field where sports events take place
ball field, baseball field, diamond - the baseball playing field
court - a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
football field, gridiron - the playing field on which football is played
palaestra, palestra - a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
bowling green - a field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls
midfield - (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
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We have a referee controlling the playing area, and a linesman covering each side of the playing area, along with a fourth official near to the centre of the playing area sideline - and yet the referee still does not always get it right.
Whitley Abbey School, in Ashington Grove, Whitley, is in need of a new secure playing area for its reception class and it's all hands to the pump.