ASTM-F2631 Standard Practice for Installation of Chain-Link Fence for Outdoor Sports Fields, Sports Courts and Other Recreation Facilities (Withdrawn 2016)

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Standard Practice for Installation of Chain-Link Fence for Outdoor Sports Fields, Sports Courts and Other Recreation Facilities (Withdrawn 2016)


1.1 This practice is designed to be used for developing the chain-link fence, design, layout and installation for sports and recreation facilities such as sports fields, sports courts, waterfront areas, docks and marinas and other specific facilities.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

The intended use of this practice is for chain link fencing of varying heights and designs to be used to enclose a sports field, sport court or recreation facility including the internal fencing required for safety, separation of activities, security, crowd control, access and egress or other requirements.

Consideration should be given to fence offset distances from the activity field to provide a safety area for the participants and viewers.

This practice is not intended for applications where fencing higher than 12 ft (3660 mm) is desired by the owner.

Follow Guide F 1553 format to specify the chain link fence material and installation.

Warning Regarding Windscreens and Added Fence PaddingIf windscreens or padding are to be installed at the time of fence erection or at a later time, it is advisable to use stronger framework, closer post spacing or back bracing of posts depending on the type of screening material to be used, area of the fence covered and the local wind and weather conditions. Post size and spacing based on wind load can be calculated using the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute’(CLFMI) Guide WL 2445.


archery; badminton; barriers; basketball; batting cages; docks; fence design; fences; field hockey; field layout; football; golf driving; greens; hazards; lacrosse; launching ramps; one-wall handball; paddle tennis; player limits; reservoirs; rugby; safety zones protection; six-man football; soccer; traps; volleyball; waterfronts; ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

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01.06 (Coated Steel Products)

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97.220.10 (Sports facilities Including swimming-pools, spas, solaria, sports fields, running-tracks, spectator facilities for sports, etc.)

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