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Synthetic Turf Baseball Fields by SCM

SCM Baseball Fields

When AstroTurf recently decided to showcase four outstanding Diamond Series synthetic turf baseball fields they just happened to choose four fields the were installed by SCM!

SCM and AstroTurf. The only way to go with synthetic turf baseball projects!

About Sports Construction Management:

SCM is a licensed general contractor specializing in turn-key synthetic turf athletic field construction. With over 400 synthetic turf field projects completed to date SCM is the Premier Sports Field Builder and provides unsurpassed build knowledge and capability and customer service second to none. To find out more about SCM or to answer any questions about an upcoming synthetic turf field project please call us at 866-214-5206 or visit us at

About AstroTurf:

The First Name in Turf

The inventor of synthetic turf, AstroTurf is one of the most iconic brands in American sports — as legendary as the athletes who’ve battled on it.

We ensure that every inch of product meets and exceeds the highest standards of performance, quality and durability. With over 50 years of experience and millions and millions of square feet of turf in use worldwide, AstroTurf products bring more technological expertise and real world know-how to the game than any other brand.

Today, AstroTurf products benefit from proprietary innovations in system design, manufacturing, and installation that are outpacing industry trends. Guided by the philosophy of More Fiber, Less Fill, AstroTurf is producing superior products that perform more like natural grass, and bringing new advances to market faster than the competition.



Synthetic Turf Baseball @ Shipyard Park (SC)


Synthetic Turf Baseball @ Shipyard Park (SC)

SCM’s five field AstroTurf synthetic turf base ball complex, Shipyard Park in Charleston, SC is quickly becoming on of the finest sport complexes in the nation. Field work is well underway and the AstroTurf Diamond Series synthetic turf is now going down at an unbelievably beautiful baseball complex and site.

About Sports Construction Management:

SCM is a licensed general contractor specializing in turn-key synthetic turf athletic field construction. With over 400 synthetic turf field projects completed to date SCM is the Premier Sports Field Builder and provides unsurpassed build knowledge and capability and customer service second to none. To find out more about SCM please call 866-214-5206 or visit us at

More on Shipyard Park:


MOUNT PLEASANT — A 20-acre waterfront baseball complex with five playing fields and an indoor training building is under construction on the eastern banks of the Wando River along S.C. Highway 41, scheduled for completion this summer.

“It’s going to be like a Disneyland, for baseball,” said Stan Kowalski, director of the baseball program at the complex, Shipyard Park. Kowalski is owner and operator of Charleston Baseball Academy in Goose Creek.

The Shipyard Park complex is intended to be a place for players to train and compete, from youth sports to training programs for collegiate and even major league players. The complex is listed as one of the locations where the Holy City Classic baseball tournament will be held in July.

An estimated 400,000 square feet of AstroTurf will be used to create the five baseball fields, according to a statement by AstroTurf. The park’s website also shows a large, warehouse-like building suitable for indoor practice.

Kowalski said the opening date will depend on the weather, as construction moves forward. The property is owned by Detyens Shipyards, which is financing the project.

“They want to leave a legacy, make an impact, and do something for the kids and give back to the community,” said Kowalski.

Unlike most large properties under development in the East Cooper area, Mount Pleasant had nothing to do with this one. The S.C. Highway 41 bridge across the Wando River is a gateway to town, but the waterfront properties where the complex is under way, despite being on the east side of the river, are actually in unincorporated Berkeley County.

Michael Mule, spokesman for Berkeley County, said the county offered no development incentives for the project.

“However, county officials have met with the owner several times in support of the project, as we know it will provide significant opportunities for the children of Berkeley County,” he said.

Mount Pleasant resident Greg Ray, director of baseball operations for Charleston Baseball Academy, will be in charge of the planned Shipyard Park Instructional Baseball League, according to Charleston Baseball Academy’s website.

“It’s really going to be something special,” said Kowalski.

 Source: The Post & Courier.  Reach David Slade at 843-937-5552 and follow him on Twitter @DSladeNews.

New Synthetic Turf Baseball Infield at Bishop Kelley HS (OK)


SCM’s new synthetic turf baseball infield at Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, OK is looking absolutely fantastic. The new AstroTurf synthetic turf baseball infield system will provide years of outstanding durability and incredibly consistent baseball play!

About Sports Construction Management:

SCM is a licensed general contractor specializing in turn-key synthetic turf athletic field construction. With over 400 synthetic turf field projects completed to date SCM is the Premier Sports Field Builder and provides unsurpassed build knowledge and capability and customer service second to none. To find out more about SCM’s synthetic turf sports field construction please call 866-214-5206 or visit us at



SCM’s Artificial Turf Baseball Field @ WKU

WKU is looking for more play and less delay when their baseball team takes the field next season. To get a leg up on Mother Nature, Nick Denes Field is getting a facelift with a brand new, state-of-the-art AstroTurf® Diamond Series playing surface. Installation of the multi-tiered artificial turf field finished at the end of August.

Sports Construction Management, a certified AstroTurf distributor, handled the artificial turf conversion process, which included site work and drainage construction that started in June. In fact, the new playing surface will enable the Hilltoppers to utilize the field with much more regularity, even in inclement weather. That’s important when considering that 11 of the 15 home series for WKU were affected by weather conditions that caused game cancellations or delays over the last two seasons, not to mention lost practice time.

“It’s great for our players and for the program,” said WKU Head Coach John Pawlowski. “We just want to have an opportunity to practice and play, and we’ll be practicing and playing on one of the finest facilities in the country now.”

The cutting edge artificial turf that will soon cover Nick Denes Field is comprised of two distinct synthetic turf systems developed by AstroTurf. The Diamond Series 3D3 covers the outfield and infield “grass” portions of the field, and it is comprised of a unique combination of high micron monofilament fibers for structural integrity, slit film fibers for durability, and the patented RootZone fibers for infill consistency. The Diamond Series 3Di is a proprietary fiber blend with shorter pile height that accurately emulates the look and feel of clay. The 3Di turf is used for base paths, warning tracks, batter’s box and pitching mound. All of the elements of the playing surface have been engineered for optimal ball bounce, underfoot feel, playability, and durability.

“This new AstroTurf field is identical to those used by both professional organizations and top collegiate programs nationwide,” said WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart. “It elevates our baseball program on many levels.”

AstroTurf’s next generation baseball surfaces have grown increasingly popular in the college game. In fact, since 2009 more Division I baseball programs have chosen AstroTurf than all other synthetic turf brands combined. These fields combine the look, feel, and performance of a traditional grass and clay diamond while requiring far less maintenance. In addition, the advanced drainage systems and durable surfacing allow teams to play and practice in difficult weather conditions, a huge plus for college teams whose seasons begin much earlier than their professional counterparts. AstroTurf synthetic turf baseball surfaces can be found all over the country, including at Hawkins Field, home of the 2014 College World Series Champion Vanderbilt Commodores.

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SCM – The Premier Sports Field Contractor

About AstroTurf®:

For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s recently redesigned website at AstroTurfUSA


WVU’s AstroTurf Synthetic Turf Baseball Field

SCM’s AstroTurf synthetic turf baseball field installation at WVU’s Monongalia County Ballpark is looking fantastic on a recent visit. SCM and AstroTurf lead the nation in synthetic turf collegiate baseball field installations!

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Sports Construction Management

Information on WVU’s Monongalia County Ballpark from

Granville, WV–Monongalia County Ballpark, home of the West Virginia Black Bears, has been voted the ‘Best Ballpark’ among short-season class A ballparks in a contest held by Ballpark Digest. Beating Bowman Field, home of the Williamsport Crosscutters, Monongalia County Ballpark captured 87% of the votes from fans to earn the honor.

The contest consisted of the 32 ballparks in the league in each classification, which were broken down into their minor league classifications, with Monongalia County Ballpark competing against the ballparks from the eight leagues at the short season class A level.

Initially, the ballparks were ranked before the contest and Monongalia County Ballpark was ranked at the No. 7 spot. There were five total rounds of the bracket style contest and the Black Bears received a first-round bye.

In Round 2, Monongalia County Ballpark went up against No. 10 ranked Avista Stadium, home of the Spokane Indians, and took 55% of the votes. In the Third Round, the Black Bears defeated No. 13 ranked Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades, before beating the No. 6 ranked Centennial Field, home of the Vermont Lake Monsters in the semifinals.


WYU’s Synthetic Turf Baseball Field Construction


WYU’s Synthetic Turf Baseball Field Construction.

SCM’s new synthetic turf baseball field at Western Kentucky University’s Nick Dene’s Field is well underway and the AstroTurf is now going down! The new field will be an outstanding addition to WKY athletic and the finished product will provide years of outstanding play and durability. Congratulations and Go Hilltoppers!

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About Nick Denes Field at WYU:

Nick Denes Field is the home to the WKU Baseball program. Since 2002, Western Kentucky University has put nearly $3 million into enhancements at Nick Denes Field.

Among the most noticeable changes include a press box and indoor hitting facility, which opened in 2002, and a $1 million addition in the form of a clubhouse facility that opened prior to the 2010 season.

Built in 1968 and first used for the 1969 season, Denes Field is named after former Hilltopper baseball and football coach Nick Denes. Denes coached WKU football from 1957 to 1967, compiling a 57-39-7 mark for a .587 winning percentage in 11 seasons.

The 4,200 square-foot clubhouse features a head coach’s office and two assistant coaches offices, plus a 250 square-foot equipment room. The Hilltopper baseball team has a locker room and a players lounge, and the clubhouse has an on-site training room for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

The clubhouse was made possible in part due to a general gift from former baseball student-athlete Paul Orberson. In appreciation of this gift, WKU has named the facility the Paul Orberson Baseball Clubhouse.

Also, in the past couple of years an extension of the seating was completed to give the complex 800 chairback seats that stretch from dugout to dugout. That brings the capacity of the complex to nearly 1,500. A new outfield wall and bullpens have also been constructed, along with “Rally Alley” – a pair of fan decks located just past each dugout. A new entrance to the complex in left field was completed in 2006 and is dedicated to the memory of former Hilltopper Michael Wilhite.


Artificial Turf Baseball Infield @ Wheatland Park (KS)

SCM’s new Astroturf artificial turf baseball infield at Wheatland Park in Buhler, Kansas is complete and ready for play! Congratulations.

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SCM’s New Artificial Turf Baseball Install at U of San Francisco


SCM’s new Astroturf Artificial Turf Baseball Install at the University of San Francisco is looking fantastic and near ready for play. The new at field at Benedetti Diamond utilizes Astroturf’s latest in synthetic turf baseball technology along with the outstanding GreenPlay alternative infill system. Congratulations and Go Dons!


Central Missouri Artificial Turf Baseball


The University of Central Missouri’s new Astroturf artificial turf baseball field nears completion. The Mid America build is complete and the SCM crew has finished with the synthetic turf, logo placement and inlays and the infill operation is underway. What a beautiful field. Congratulations and Go Mules!

More information from The Official Site of University of Central Missouri Athletics.

Gift from Crane allows UCM to enhance baseball stadium that bears his name with new turf

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — The University of Central Missouri along with Jim Crane, UCM alumnus and owner of the Houston Astros, today announced plans to upgrade the university’s baseball facility, with a new synthetic turf playing surface. The announcement of the gift from Crane, Houston, Texas, took place today in a press conference at the stadium that bears his name, which also has benefitted through the former Mule baseball standout’s generosity.

“The bond between a player and a coach and the appreciation of an alumnus in their university is again evident in the support that Jim Crane has provided to the University of Central Missouri and our baseball program. When we think about Tompkins Field and Crane Stadium, the value of that relationship is what is highlighted by this incredible gift that Jim has provided,” said UCM President, Dr. Chuck Ambrose.

The new synthetic playing surface will make the field playable when it otherwise might not be due to inclement weather. It will reduce the amount of maintenance needed to keep the field playable and will reduce the amount of time that student-athletes have to work on the field.

Originally opened during the 1976 season and called Mules’ Field, James R. Crane Stadium at Robert N. Tompkins Field was renovated in the spring of 1998 thanks primarily to funding from Crane. The project included a locker room and coaches’ offices for the Mules, an umpire’s dressing room, new dugouts, permanent seats, a concession stand, a press box, and lights. In the fall of 2004, a new indoor batting cage and weight room facility was added, again funded by Crane.

UCM’s Board of Governors in October approved Mid-America Sports Construction in Lee’s Summit to complete the project. The field will be outfitted with a synthetic surface from AstroTurf, the official turf of Major League Baseball, and Mid-America Sports Construction is a certified AstroTurf installer.

Crane committed the gift on his visit to the Warrensburg campus in early October while in town to watch his Houston Astros play the Kansas City Royals in the Major League Baseball Postseason.

“We really appreciate the dedication of Jim Crane to making Central Missouri one of the best collegiate baseball programs in the country. His generous giving attitude will never let him forget where he came from,” said Jerry Hughes, UCM director of intercollegiate athletics.

The project is expected to be completed in time for the Mules’ first home baseball game of the 2016 season. The gift will be made through the UCM Foundation.