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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


Placement of field events in a multi use synthetic turf venue

CPR

  • 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

  • Historical Context

  • Current Challenges

  • Meeting the Challenge

  • Looking to the Future


Why are we here

Why are we here?

  • 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

  • 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 2000s1

Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s2

Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Comparison of sports


Historical context mid 1970s to 2000s7

Historical Context: Mid 1970s to 2000s

Comparison to present


Current challenges

Current Challenges

  • 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

  • Shift in Sport Emphasis

    • Soccer

    • Football

    • Track

    • Baseball/Softball


Current challenges2

Current Challenges

  • Use and Wear Factor

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

    • Park – Walking/Light Play1.0

    • Park – Casual Play1.25

    • Athletic – Baseball/Softball Outfield1.25

    • Athletic – Physical Education1.5

    • Athletic – Baseball Turf Infield1.75

    • Athletic – Soccer2.0

    • Athletic – Football2.0

    • Athletic – Lacrosse2.25

    • Athletic – Field Hockey2.25

    • Athletic – Rugby2.5

    • Clinics/Camps2.5


Current challenges3

Current Challenges

  • 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

  • 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

  • The response: synthetics

    • Track: all-weather

    • Turf: synthetic infill


Meeting the challenge

Meeting the Challenge


Meeting the challenge1

Meeting the Challenge


Meeting the challenge2

Meeting the Challenge


Meeting the challenge3

Meeting the Challenge


Meeting the challenge4

Meeting the Challenge


Meeting the challenge5

Meeting the Challenge


Meeting the challenge6

Meeting the Challenge


Meeting the challenge7

Meeting the Challenge

  • Space: The Last Frontier

    • Impact of soccer

    • Lack of unused land

    • Cost of land


Meeting the challenge8

Meeting the Challenge

  • Variance in Field Size

65X116 YRD

70X116 YRD

75X116 YRD

80X120 YRD


Meeting the challenge9

Meeting the Challenge

  • Track

    • Size and shape

    • Number of lanes

    • Synthetics

    • Other


Meeting the challenge10

Meeting the Challenge

  • Variance in Track Configuration


Meeting the challenge11

Meeting the Challenge

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge12

Meeting the Challenge

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge13

Meeting the Challenge

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge14

Meeting the Challenge

  • Field Events


Meeting the challenge15

Meeting the Challenge

  • Example: American River College


Meeting the challenge16

Meeting the Challenge

  • Example: Woodcreek High School


Meeting the challenge17

Meeting the Challenge

  • Example: Rosenburg Stadium – Burton Fields


Meeting the challenge18

Meeting the Challenge

  • Example: Joe Debely Stadium


Meeting the challenge19

Meeting the Challenge

  • Example: St. Ignatius Preparatory


Meeting the challenge20

Meeting the Challenge

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge21

Meeting the Challenge

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge22

Meeting the Challenge

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge23

Meeting the Challenge

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge24

Meeting the Challenge

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge25

Meeting the Challenge

  • Stadium Examples


Meeting the challenge26

Meeting the Challenge

  • Stadium Examples


Looking to the future

Looking to the Future

  • 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

  • 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

Questions & Answers


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