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What Goes Into The Design Of A Sports Field

When designing an athletic field for construction there are many factors to take into account. Purpose and environment are the two original topics to consider for this project. The dimensions will need to accommodate the standards of the game for which the field is designed whether it is for baseball, football, lacrosse, or equestrian sports. They will also need to change based on the setting whether it is for a professional stadium, a university, or a public park. Setting The Stage Once the site has been decided, the next step is an evaluation. This should include different grades of soil, ...
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The Best College Football Fields

Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in America. College football is no exception. Millions of die-hard fans willingly flock to college football stadiums across the country each year to show pride for college teams. The fun and excitement that each game brings is a unique experience for the dedicated fans. Watching the game from home on television is a great way to stay in the zone for some fans. For others, nothing compares to being surrounded by thousands of roaring fans at the game and being a part of the crowd. There are numerous stadiums around the world, but ...
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Key Parts of Football Field Construction

Sports field construction in Florida can be a very overwhelming project to undertake. There’s seldom any space in the more populated areas, and wherever there is space is typically unstable ground such as the swamps and Everglades that run throughout the state. Football fields and the surrounding stadium are extremely large and require a massive amount of time to be completed. Florida still continues to build full football fields and stadiums due to their sheer beauty. There are plenty of vital elements that make for the perfect stadium. The most important parts of a full football field buildout include: Exterior ...

The Top 5 Professional Baseball Fields

There are many factors that go into deciding what makes a baseball field the best from its gorgeous architecture to more specific things such as the baseball field’s drainage system. There are many gorgeous stadiums across the United States which makes it difficult to decide which one is better than another. While not a definitive list, five stadiums that are widely considered to be the best include: Fenway Park Dodger Stadium AT&T Park PNC Park Safeco Field Fenway Park – Boston, Massachusetts Fenway is the definitive classic baseball stadium. There’s no other stadium like it in the world. The Fenway ...

Top Five Common Factors in Soccer Field Construction

When a soccer field construction project gets started, an immense amount of planning goes into it before construction begins. A numerous amount of factors are considered from day one. The smallest details are taken into consideration to make sure that nothing goes wrong when construction of the soccer field takes place. While there are many different topics of discussion when referring to sports complex construction, the five most common factors are: The Amenities Proper Sizing and Location Natural Grass or Artificial Turf Drainage Scheduled Maintenance and Restoration The Amenities With any sports field construction project comes the need to provide ...

Why Sports Utilize Synthetic Turf Fields

Many sports and athletic fields are choosing synthetic turf over natural grass. Whether it’s baseball, football, or soccer, synthetic turf is being used now more than ever. Reasons for this include the effect on the environment, maintenance, weather, and durability. These are the benefits of installing artificial turf for each sport. Baseball A well-groomed baseball field creates the entire feeling when people walk into a baseball game. This is why synthetic turf is much more common in baseball fields. Many are choosing to use synthetic turf because of the lifespan compared to natural turf. With synthetic or artificial turf, there ...
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5 Elements To Constructing The Perfect Baseball Field

Baseball is known as America’s pastime and it is one of the most popular sports. From the professional teams to the minors, there is nothing like watching a live baseball game. One of the cool features of a baseball game is the field. Having a well-manicured field promotes a positive appearance of the stadium. A groomed and maintained field is also beneficial for the athletes playing on the grass. These are the 5 elements that go into baseball field construction. Location, Location, Location Finding the right location needs to happen before the shovel hits the ground. Typically a baseball field should ...
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An Athletic Field Wish Come True

Athletic field construction in Florida is more than just a job for Sports Turf One. Our leadership is passionate about both sports and giving back to the local community. Azriel Wasser is a brave young Palm Beach local who spent the majority of his childhood fighting brain cancer. Sports Turf One was honored to collaborate with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to construct Azriel his very own field. The Make-A-Wish Foundation Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization that makes wishes come true for children facing potentially fatal illnesses. These wishes range from Disney cruises to meeting their celebrity heroes. Azriel’s wish was to ...
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5 Elements to Create a Superior Football Field

  Football is one of the most grueling and hard-hitting sports an athlete can play. They leave it all on the field, taking impacts on every down. With the thrills that football can provide it’s important to construct and design a new football field that instills excitement and comfortability. Whether you are renovating a current football field or constructing a new field, it’s important to think everything that will be involved. Football Field Planning When renovating or constructing a football field, planning is the first and arguably the most important step. There are many factors to consider when planning the ...

10 Famous Sports Fields with Artificial Turf

Artificial turf installation for a sports field construction project has become an increasingly common decision for many years. Although some teams swear by natural turf, others are strong fans of artificial turf as well. The reality is that artificial turf has many benefits, to the point that it is used on numerous famous field across the United States. Here are 10 famous sports fields across the country that have artificial turf fields. AT&T Stadium is located in Dallas, Texas and is home to the All-American professional football team, the Dallas Cowboys. This field has the highest seating capacity of any ...
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