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Placement of Field Events in a Multi-Use Synthetic Turf Venue. Presented by: Beals Alliance, Inc. Jay Beals – President and CEO Tony Wood – Associate Sr. Landscape Architect ASBA Conference Daytona Beach, Florida December 3, 2006 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm. CPR.

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Placement of field events in a multi use synthetic turf venue

Placement of Field Events in a Multi-Use Synthetic Turf Venue

Presented by: Beals Alliance, Inc.

Jay Beals – President and CEO

Tony Wood – Associate Sr. Landscape Architect

ASBA Conference

Daytona Beach, Florida

December 3, 2006 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm


CPR Venue

  • Context: Increasing demands placed on stadium facilities

  • Purpose: Communicating design alternatives

  • Intended Results:

    • Provide historical context to current needs

    • Provide understanding of multi-sport challenges

    • Provide guidelines for alternative solutions


Agenda
Agenda Venue

  • Historical Context

  • Current Challenges

  • Meeting the Challenge

  • Looking to the Future


Why are we here
Why are we here? Venue

  • Increase in types of sport

  • Multi-gender facilities

  • Youth and adult participation

  • Specialization

  • Facility overuse

  • Maintenance challenges

  • Multi-sports


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s
Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s Venue

  • 440 Yard Track and Field

    • 220 yard straightaway

    • Equal quadrant 4 x 110 yrds

    • 8 lanes @ 36” wide

    • Shared Events

      • Football

      • Track & Field

      • Graduation



Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s2
Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s Venue

  • Football

    • Only sport in town

    • Standard field size

      • 53 x 120 yards

      • Fits inside 440 yard track


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s3
Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s Venue

  • Land Was Cheap

    • Cost comparison of acreage in the US using Sacramento, CA as an example:

    • An increase of 25 times, or 2500%


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s4
Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s Venue

  • Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972

    “No person in the US shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal aid.”


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s5
Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s Venue

  • Title IX: Women to have equal opportunities as men on a whole, not individual basis

    • Athletic financial assistance

    • Accommodations of athletic interest and abilities

    • Other program areas on program not sport by sport basis

    • Locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s6
Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s Venue

Comparison of sports


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s7
Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s Venue

Comparison to present


Current challenges
Current Challenges Venue

  • Soccer Invasion

    • Growth in #s since mid 1970s

      • Data from National organization AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization)

    • An increase of 18.5 times, or 1,850% (from 1974 to 2006)


Current challenges1
Current Challenges Venue

  • Shift in Sport Emphasis

    • Soccer

    • Football

    • Track

    • Baseball/Softball


Current challenges2
Current Challenges Venue

  • Use and Wear Factor

    • Residential – “Front Yard” .0 - .5

    • Park – Walking/Light Play 1.0

    • Park – Casual Play 1.25

    • Athletic – Baseball/Softball Outfield 1.25

    • Athletic – Physical Education 1.5

    • Athletic – Baseball Turf Infield 1.75

    • Athletic – Soccer 2.0

    • Athletic – Football 2.0

    • Athletic – Lacrosse 2.25

    • Athletic – Field Hockey 2.25

    • Athletic – Rugby 2.5

    • Clinics/Camps 2.5


Current challenges3
Current Challenges Venue

  • Reduction in manpower and funding

    • Less people per acre

    • More sports and people per acre

  • Increased expectations

    • Safety

    • Keeping up with the Joneses


Current challenges4
Current Challenges Venue

  • Litigious Society

    • Gmax

    • Expanded landing areas

      • Better athletes

      • Better technology

    • Expanded safety zones

      • 2 yards for football

      • 5 yards for soccer


Meeting the challenges
Meeting the Challenges Venue

  • The response: synthetics

    • Track: all-weather

    • Turf: synthetic infill









Meeting the challenge7
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Space: The Last Frontier

    • Impact of soccer

    • Lack of unused land

    • Cost of land


Meeting the challenge8
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Variance in Field Size

65X116 YRD

70X116 YRD

75X116 YRD

80X120 YRD


Meeting the challenge9
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Track

    • Size and shape

    • Number of lanes

    • Synthetics

    • Other


Meeting the challenge10
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Variance in Track Configuration


Meeting the challenge11
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge12
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge13
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge14
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge15
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Example: American River College


Meeting the challenge16
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Example: Woodcreek High School


Meeting the challenge17
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Example: Rosenburg Stadium – Burton Fields


Meeting the challenge18
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Example: Joe Debely Stadium


Meeting the challenge19
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Example: St. Ignatius Preparatory


Meeting the challenge20
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge21
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge22
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge23
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge24
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge25
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge26
Meeting the Challenge Venue

  • Stadium Examples


Looking to the future
Looking to the Future Venue

  • Next Invasions?

    • Lacrosse – it fits

    • Field Hockey – it fits

    • Rugby – it can fit, but like soccer has variable field sizes


Looking to the future1
Looking to the Future Venue

  • Increasing demand on land

    • A motorized $ of land over the next 30 years

    • Projected population growth

    • Extrapolated translation to #s in sports


Questions and answers
Questions and Answers Venue

Questions & Answers


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