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Project of the Week Pitch Problems

Posted by Dion Dock on 17 August 2011 in English (English)

In my experience, the project of the week for adding tennis courts brought in a lot of tennis courts and a lot of maplint. The leisure=pitch tag is missing from a surprising number of them. Perhaps this convention wasn't well explained by the project, perhaps the hierarchy is too confusing. Does a sports_centre have a recreation_ground with pitches?

Do you see similar results in your area?

Comment from 42429 on 17 August 2011 at 09:57

leisure=pitch is not well-known English.
leisure=field would be better.

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Comment from smsm1 on 17 August 2011 at 11:16

leisure=pitch is something specifically designed and maintained for sport. On the other hand leisure=field is usually left to nature to be overgrown and usually isn't maintained for a specific sport.

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Comment from Mappo on 17 August 2011 at 11:46

leisure=pitch seems reasonable english to me. Could it be a UK/US english thing. Don't they call pitches, fields in the US e.g football pitch vs soccer field?

On the other hand, I've never heard anyone say Tennis Pitch or Tennis Field, only Tennis Court, which may explain why people are less likely to use a tag that seems wrong.

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Comment from maxolasersquad on 17 August 2011 at 12:06

I've never heard the word "pitch", here in the US, to mean anything more than to toss something at someone, like pitching a ball, or a sales pitch. I've never heard of a basketball court, or even a baseball field, for that matter, referred to as a pitch. I find the leisure=pitch un-intuitive as well.

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Comment from z-dude on 18 August 2011 at 06:27

I think 'pitch' is an English word, not a US word.

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Comment from nmixter on 20 August 2011 at 23:03

They use it in the us for soccer, uh futball fields but that is it

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