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Even before reading reviews about the best table soccer products plan ahead by understanding how much space you’ll need to set up a foosball table, whether it’s at home in a basement or bedroom, games room, or in a bar.
A foosball table is a solid, substantial piece of kit, and may be physically bigger than you expect. And you won’t just need enough space for the table itself. Even if you can pull the rods right back without hitting walls and seats, you should factor in additional space for people to play the game and move around freely. Just as with a pool table, you’ll want enough of a space for people to move back and away from the table. If the table is going in a bar or busy space, then also consider what the areas next to the table will be used for, so it doesn’t cause disruption, arguments and worse!
Foosball Table Dimensions
The regulation size for a football table is 56 inches long by 30 inches wide, and a height of 36 inches. Some space saving or scaled down mini foosball options are available, but most full-size standard tables are around 5 feet in length and 2 feet 6 inches wide. For those of you interested the goal is 8.375″ wide and rods are approximately 6″ apart as can be seen in the diagram below.
You’re also going to need to give players enough space around the table to use the proper stance and express themselves while playing. You should allow at least an extra 3 1/2 or 4 feet around the sides of table. Realistically you should provide a space that measures 10 feet by 5 feet to have sufficient room for a table.
Other Space Considerations
As well as the foosball table dimensions, check the designs you are considering. Where does it return the ball? A side ball return is a nice feature to have, that can save some space if the length of your playing area is limited. It means you could push the end of the table up against a wall. With end ball return, players will need space to reach around the table and retrieve the ball.
So do you have room? If the answer is yes checkout these foosball table reviews.