B. The boundaries on the sides of the field shall be known as the Side Lines; the boundaries on the ends of the field shall be known as the End Lines; the part of the End Line between the goal posts shall be known as the Goal Line. All boundaries shall be clearly marked with either chalk or paint; string is not an adequate marker as it can become entangled in bicycles and mallets.
C. The goal posts shall be placed 12 feet apart on each End Line, and shall be equidistant from the Side Lines. The posts must be at least six feet in height, erected in such a way as to be easily knocked over if collided with, and made of a material light enough as not to constitute a hazard to the players, yet strong enough so as not to be moved or bent by the wind.
D. The field shall be surrounded by a Safety Zone of at least 10 feet on all sides, which must be kept clear of all spectators, photographers, equipment, and other hazards. This is a very important rule; where space limitations exist, the playing field should be made smaller in order to provide an adequate Safety Zone. The outer boundary of the Safety Zone may be marked with cones, ropes, or a line of chalk or paint.
E. The Field shall be further marked as follows:
1. A Half Line, equidistant from the End Lines, running the full width of the field;
2. A Center Line, equidistant from the Side Lines, running the full length of the field;
3. Two 30-yard Lines: one 30 yards from each End Line, running the full width of the field;
4. A Center Circle, with a radius of 15 yards and its center at the intersection of the Half Line and the Center Line;
5. Two semi-circles: one at each end of the field, with a radius of 15 yards and its center at the intersection of the Center Line and the Goal Line; these areas to be known as the Goal Creases.
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