How Many Football Fields Could Fit in Texas? It’s Over 130 Million
If the second biggest state in the country (Alaska is bigger than Texas) was only comprised of football fields, how many would that be? There are over 1,200 football stadiums by the count of texasbob.com so there's no question whether we like our football, but a simple math project can tell us how many football fields it would take to fill up the entire state of Texas.
According to multiple sources including Algebra.com, the average size of a football field including end zones is 360 feet (120 yards) by 160 feet (53 1/3 yards). One square mile = 27,878,400 square feet, which means 484 football fields takes a square mile of space.
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The lone star state is 268,597 square miles. So... if 484 football fields take up one square mile, then the entire state could hold 130,000,948 regulation size football fields.
To put that into perspective, the next biggest state - California, 163,695 sq miles - could have up to 79,228,380 football fields. That's roughly 60% of what Texas could hold.
On another note: while I was researching, I found the 10 largest counties (by square miles) in Texas, courtesy of txdirectory.com.
- Brewster - 6,193 sq mi
- Pecos - 4,764 sq mi
- Hudspeth - 4,571 sq mi
- Presidio - 3,856 sq mi
- Culberson - 3,812 sq mi
- Webb - 3,357 sq mi
- Val Verde - 3,170 sq mi
- Crockett - 2,807 sq mi
- Reeves - 2,636 sq mi
- Jeff Davis - 2,264 sq mi