field of play

noun phrase

sports
: the part of a field that is officially marked as the place where the action of a game happens : playing field
Spectators are not allowed on the field of play.

Examples of field of play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players deploy them by dragging and dropping them on the field of play and the units fight automatically. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, 13 June 2024 Even coach Tim McCormack was flagged a yellow card for standing in the field of play and nearly making contact with an official. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 24 Feb. 2024 The practice is well documented throughout baseball history but is generally confined to the players and the field of play. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 4 May 2024 The longest-running melodrama in sports is less about events on the field of play than on machinations in the ownership suite of baseball’s Oakland A’s, who are close to finalizing a move to Las Vegas three or four years from now. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2024 Patients like Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety, or Christian Eriksen, the midfielder who plays for Denmark and Manchester United — each of whom collapsed on the field of play and was shocked back to life — didn’t need ECPR because a defibrillator did its job. Helen Ouyang, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 In each game, data mining has upended the field of play. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Dec. 2011 Travis Kelce is considering how to gain yards on a new field of play. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024 As players are eliminated, the field of play gets smaller and updates go out with how each person was killed. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024

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“Field of play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20of%20play. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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