I haven't read any official notice that the field will be 70x110, but if so, I don't think we should be so sanguine. The difference between a 75x115 field and a 70x110 isn't just 'a couple of yards on either side,' but almost 1,000 square yards of space in which to play or, on other words, the bigger pitch is 12% bigger in area. This is a humongous difference and affects dramatically the way the game is played. Without space the game becomes tighter, more defensive and uglier. I think this is a huge problem and the front office should be encouraged to try and squeeze a few more yards out all around.