I recently picked up my 1960 style fields from my local sign shop. These classic football fields were created by Mr. Art Hall. Art has created several college conferences (Big Ten, WAC, Conference USA, etc) and all of the AFL and NFL fields from the 60s. In addition, he has created numerous NFL fields from 1970 through the 1990s. Each image created chronicles the changes of each franchises field over the decades. Outstanding effort!!
I emailed Art and briefly explained my intentions of transforming his fields into APBA style football fields for an upcoming replay of mine. Upon his return from a hunting excursion, he converted all requested fields into PDF format and posted them on a Media Fire account for me. Art went out of his way to assist me and I couldn’t be more appreciative.
Below I have posted an image of Shea Stadium and Fenway Park. If you look closely you can see that the goal posts are positioned in the back of the end zones. This is not historically correct, up until 1974; all goal posts were placed on the goal line. This error is not Art’s doing, all of his fields come without goal posts. The programmer at my local sign shop evidently took Art’s fields and cropped them onto the existing template used for my modern fields. For one, the young gentleman wasn’t aware of who the Los Angeles Rams were, need I say more. However, the main reason that I went through so many prototypes was to determine the exact size the field had to be for the APBA style first down marker to be exact. So this is the primary reason for the historical inaccuracy, I hope Art doesn’t hold it against me.