About a month ago, I noticed a thread titled “Free!! Printable NFL football fields” on the Table Top Sports forum. Mr. Grant Baker was kind enough to share his work of art with the gaming community with only one stipulation, “These are for personal use and can NOT be sold under any circumstance.” These modern NFL fields can be found on the sidebar listed under “G. Baker’s Fields” widget.
The minute I laid eyes on these fields, I knew that I had to have these developed into APBA style football fields. I wanted something sturdy that wouldn’t move easily, worked with existing first down marker/football, ability to track downs, had a protective surface and most importantly was “playable”.
To make a long story short, in my quest I had to hire/fire one sign shop and went through multiple prototypes until I was satisfied. My decision not to have the fields trimmed/cut around Grant’s outline was two-fold, first, it was a cost-saving measure and secondly, I use the ledge for placing skill players on the gridiron.
Being an APBA Football junkie, I’ve had all 32 NFL fields created. While playing a game last night between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, I found myself staring at the playing surface of Lambeau Field and I swear that I heard the home faithful scream in unison “GO PACK GO!!!!!”
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