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SCM Artificial Turf Soccer Field Install – India

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SCM’s Artificial Turf Soccer Field Install – India

SCM’s current AstroTurf synthetic turf soccer field install in Nuvi Mumbai, India is well underway and looking great! The SCM certified installation crew is utilizing AstroTurf’s outstanding 3DX 60 artificial turf root zone product placed on a Brock Pad and the new soccer field will provide years of unsurpassed play and durability. The soccer field is located on the campus of Reliance Industries Limited, India’s largest corporation. Are you ready for that new synthetic turf athletic field regardless of your location?

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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

 

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DE Turf Sports Complex (DE)

SCM’s new DE Turf Sports Complex in Milford, DE is compete and in the news. Outstanding!

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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

From DelawareToday.com

The new DE Turf complex seeks to draw sports travelers from across the Mid-Atlantic—and provide an economic boon to the county.

A WORKER PUTS THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON OF THE COMPLEX’S 12 TURF FIELDS. // PHOTO BY JOE DEL TUFO

Last year the Cordell family of Middletown traveled twice to California, once to Orlando and three times to destinations within driving distance to take their daughter to soccer tournaments. Mom Sonya Cordell estimates the family spends $8,000 to $10,000 a year on her daughter’s soccer league.

With estimates that more than $8 billion will be spent on sports travel in the United States this year, Chris Giacomucci thinks it’s time that Kent County enjoyed a piece of the pie. Giacomucci is the director of the DE Turf Sports Complex that is being built outside Frederica.

DE Turf is an 85-acre, state-of-the-art multipurpose complex. It features 12 rectangular fields, including five with lighting. At the center is a 700-seat championship stadium. The fields surround an indoor field house complete with restrooms, concession stands, office space, locker rooms and a multipurpose room.

The fields are covered in artificial turf to cut down on maintenance and to extend the play season. The turf is a crumb rubber product that is both soft and bouncy. Some athletes like it because it helps them run faster, Giacomucci says.

“We strive for excellence and look to deliver a wow for service,” says Giacomucci.

The first tournament and grand opening is on the books for Easter weekend in April. The tournament is being sponsored by College Connection’s Shooting Star and should bring in field hockey teams from around the country, as well as college recruiters. A similar event in Virginia last year attracted nearly 3,000 players and more than 175 college coaches, according to Giacomucci.

“We’re in the center of 42.5 million people and an hour and a half from major international airports,” says Giacomucci. “All the ingredients are prepared for a good run. Visitors can make a vacation of it.”

The ease of finding the complex on Del. 1 and its proximity to so many metropolitan areas and airports is expected to make the complex that much more desirable, says Giacomucci.

Local families and sports groups are excited. Kristin Boyce, of Felton, has two daughters in travel soccer and a third about to start. Car pools are her best friend, she says. She hopes that some of her kids’ practices and tournaments will take place there.

“Right now we’re spread out everywhere,” Boyce says. “There are no other fields like this around. We are super excited about it coming to Delaware. It will bring so many opportunities.”

The Delaware Youth Soccer Association plans to use several of the fields for its Olympic Development Program, says director Laura Sturdivant. Its central location will provide players from southern Delaware a place to train, and she is sure DYSA will plan other events there.

The complex is on track to book 10 major tournaments in 2017, and is looking to add more events, camps and classes to fill the downtime. Developers of the complex want it to be well used.

Staff members at the complex are developing internal programming for everyone from 4-year-olds to older, more serious athletes. “Our vision is that a generation of young athletes will be spending their summers at the turf,” Giacomucci says.

To help build that vision the complex has brought in some heavy hitters. Rachel Dawson, a three-time Olympian, will direct and coach the field hockey program. The director of soccer is Joe Brown, who has more than 25 years of coaching experience. He has trained more than 50 pros who play for Major League Soccer and around the globe. Former Major League Lacrosse player Jay Motta will be the director of lacrosse. Motta has served on the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse coaching staff and cofounded Pro Lacrosse. “We strive for excellence,” Motta says. “There’s nothing like this in the Mid-Atlantic.”

The idea for the sports complex began in 2008 when the state tourism office identified a need for a large sports complex. The idea was handed to members of the Greater Kent Committee, a nonprofit established to identify emerging community issues and start projects to improve the quality of life of Central Delaware residents. Members of the committee took the idea and ran with it.

“It’s been my labor of love,” says Bill Strickland, chairman of the Kent County Regional Sports Complex Corp., a nonprofit organization set up to run the facility. Strickland sees tremendous potential in a high-level sports facility that’s located within a four-hour drive of more than 40 million people in the Mid-Atlantic. “The effect DE Turf will have on sports tourism in Delaware will be huge.”

One study showed the effect could grow to $18 million a year within the first 10 years. Another study estimated the complex could create more than 2,000 jobs during camp and tournament seasons in the spring, summer and fall.

Conventions, Sports & Leisure International of Texas interviewed prospective users, such as national soccer league representatives and local and regional lacrosse associations, and found a need and desire for more fields, especially in the spring when soccer and lacrosse tend to fill up fields for tournaments at the same time.

Reports from four different groups stated that the complex could attract thousands of athletes and families. And those families need places to stay, to eat and to visit, so the county expects the complex to be an economic driver, says James Waddington, economic development director for Kent County.

Kent County Tourism has big plans to help those sports families before and during their stays. The tourism office is gearing up to be the one-call stop for local information. It plans to have maps that show hotels, restaurants, museums and other destinations.

“Where do they go if they forgot their cleats?” says Wendie Vestfall, executive director of Kent County Tourism. The office will be happy to provide visitors with a list of sporting goods stores. “We want to help them have a positive experience and hopefully stay longer or maybe come back on the side,” she says. “Moms expect certain things.”

Members of the complex board have also thought of the families. Knowing that parents and very bored siblings often travel with the players, the complex will feature the Festival Walk, a series of interconnected walking paths that provide easy passage through the complex. There also will be catered concession stands and Wi-Fi.

Besides keeping siblings happy with electronic devices, the complex planners also want people to upload photos and videos to social media sites. Signs around the property will remind tournament goers to #DeTurf.

The complex comes at a price of $24 million, which was financed through the sale of bonds. Debt service on the bonds is locked in at 3 percent to 5 percent for 30 years, making the whole complex very affordable, says Strickland.

“It’s well studied,” he says. “It makes you feel good to have the complex rated by Standard & Poor’s,” a credit rating agency. That rating came in at investment grade, he says.

The Delaware Department of Transportation has also pitched in to ensure success. Last spring, the department started construction of an overpass that leads to the complex. The overpass is expected to be completed in 2018.

“The overpass will make getting into the sports complex both easy and safe,” says DelDOT secretary Jennifer Cohan. “More broadly, it will make traveling on Route 1 better for tourists and Delawareans alike.”

The state provided $3.2 million from its infrastructure fund to help, and is looking for a good return on the investment. “This facility will create significant economic activity in Kent County,” says state Sen. Brian Bushweller. “The county’s state legislators have always known that and provided bipartisan backing for DE Turf. DelDOT has also stepped up to help make the project a success.”

Giacomucci believes the complex will be a success because of communication, collaboration and thinking outside the box. He’s looking into opportunities to have such events as concerts and car shows, Ultimate Frisbee tournaments and maybe some rugby to help fill the complex’s dance card and spread the word to a wider, more diverse audience.

He believes DE Turf will become as much a culture as a destination.

“It’s a culture I believe in,” he says. “I speak from the heart.”

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SCM’s Evergreen SportsPlex in the News!

 SCM’s Evergreen Sportsplex is in the news!

FC Barcelona to launch soccer school at Evergreen Sportsplex in VA

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA(Via Evergreen Sportsplex) – Global soccer powerhouse, FC Barcelona, announced the official launch of the FC Barcelona ESCOLA Northern Virginia (FCBEscola) through their partnership with Sporting Global.

April 22 is the unveiling of the FCBEscola Northern Virginia kicking off a series of events leading up to the high-profile match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at FedEx Field on July 26 as part of the International Champions Cup 2017 US edition.

“Our school in Northern Virginia will allow FC Barcelona to deliver our official developmental methodology to one of the most exciting youth soccer areas in the United States. Our playing style and commitment to the proper development of youth players has produced world-class players, such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Xavi and many others. We see a great promise in Loudoun County and Northern Virginia,” said Franc Carbó, FCBEscola Director, FC Barcelona.

The program in Northern Virginia will host player evaluations and open tryouts April 22-29 at Evergreen Sportsplex for boys and girls ages 6-18 years old who want to join the world’s most successful youth development system. FC Barcelona Technical Directors will evaluate approximately 2,000 players throughout the week. Official training is expected to begin later in the year.

FC Barcelona former left-back, legend, and FCBEscola graduate, Sergi Barjuan, will also come from Spain to attend this important event. He will be present on April 22 at Evergreen Sportsplex to greet players and families during the open tryouts, and assist with the evaluation process. Sergi played 9 seasons with FC Barcelona and won 9 major titles including La Liga, Spanish Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, and several UEFA championships. He also represented the Spanish National Team at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Euro 1996, 1998 World Cup, and Euro 2000 for a total of 56 cups, and was a coach for Barcelona’s youth team.

FC Barcelona, one of the world’s most powerful sports organizations, has partnered with Sporting Global – a global sports management company – to launch FCBEscola Northern Virginia. This program provides players an exclusive opportunity to learn the same methodology and values from the Barça style and philosophy. In 2016, there were 43 professional soccer players currently competing that were trained under the club’s youth system.

The FCBEscola Northern Virginia will be led by a full-time, senior Technical Director from FC Barcelona and will be assisted by a team of FCBEscola coaches and staff members who will permanently relocate to Loudoun County for the upcoming tryouts.

“We are thrilled to offer a world-class soccer experience to area youth right in Loudoun County,” stated Evergreen Sportsplex’s Managing Director, Chris Bourassa. “FC Barcelona recognizes there is talent in Northern Virginia and we are excited that they chose Evergreen Sportsplex as their venue. The athletes that attend the FCBEscola will be trained under the best soccer methodology in the world. We couldn’t ask for a better opportunity for area soccer players.”

FC Barcelona has confirmed their 2017 pre-season tour of the United States. They play three matches – July 22 vs. Juventus in NYC, July 26 vs. Manchester United at FedEx field, and first ever El Clasico on US soil on July 29 vs. Real Madrid in Miami.

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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

 

 

 

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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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

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.

 

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Synthetic Turf Baseball @ Shipyard Park (SC)

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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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

More on Shipyard Park:

‘IT’S GOING TO BE LIKE A DISNEYLAND, FOR BASEBALL.’ WATERFRONT SPORTS COMPLEX ON DECK FOR MOUNT PLEASANT

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.

Natural Grass & Artificial Turf Recreation Fields at UNCW

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Natural Grass & Artificial Turf recreation fields at UNCW

SCM is well underway on the new natural grass and artificial turf recreation fields at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. Congratulations!

From UNCW.edu

Recreational Field Complex Renovations

Campus Recreation is currently in the middle of renovating the Recreational Field Complex. We look forward to our new complex and want to provide you all with updates throughout the entire process. Periodically check back for recent pictures and status updates!

Updates (As of January 25th, 2017)

Campus Recreation is currently in the middle of renovating the Recreational Field Complex. We look forward to our new complex and want to provide you all with updates throughout the entire process. Periodically check back for recent pictures and status updates!

Updates (As of January 25th, 2017)

Construction on the new campus recreation fields, located between the soccer stadium, Brooks Field and Riegel Road, will begin on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The project is expected to be completed by summer 2017, with four new fields (two with synthetic turf and two with natural turf) ready for use in the fall.

Heavy truck traffic is expected and access to the fields via the gravel parking lot between Boseman Field and Greene Track may be limited during this time. Pedestrians, riders and drivers are asked to exercise caution and patience while in the vicinity of the construction area.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention to campus safety.

Construction on the new campus recreation fields, located between the soccer stadium, Brooks Field and Riegel Road, will begin on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The project is expected to be completed by summer 2017, with four new fields (two with synthetic turf and two with natural turf) ready for use in the fall.

Heavy truck traffic is expected and access to the fields via the gravel parking lot between Boseman Field and Greene Track may be limited during this time. Pedestrians, riders and drivers are asked to exercise caution and patience while in the vicinity of the construction area.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention to campus safety.

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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

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Artificial Turf Football Field Complete at Calvert Hall College High School (MD)

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Artificial Turf Football Field & Soccer Field Complete at Calvert Hall College High School (MD)

SCM’s new AstroTurf artificial turf football and soccer field at Calvert Hall College High School is complete and looking outstanding! Congratulations and go Cardinals!

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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

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SCM: Floyd Central HS’s Artificial Turf Football Field!

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SCM’s Floyd Central High School artificial turf football field is well underway and the AstroTurf artificial turf is now going down and looking great. Congratulations!

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 sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

 

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SCM’s New Artificial Turf Installation @ Liberty North HS – Liberty, MO

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SCM’s new Mid America artificial turf installation at Liberty North High School in Liberty, MO is complete and the field is ready for play. Beautiful!

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About the Liberty North High School project by the Liberty tribune:

Setting the stage for true home athletic competitions and a host of other future uses, field turf for Liberty High School and Liberty North High School was purchased April 18 by a unanimous vote of the Liberty Public Schools Board of Education.

The Astroturf Game Day 3D3 52 playing surface with football and soccer boundary lines will be installed within the existing tracks at both high schools this summer, coming at a cost of $266,350 for Liberty High and $281,360 for Liberty North for the turf and ground work and $1,154,304 for total installation. The aforementioned costs will be covered by the district budget.

“As a stand-alone project, we believe that turf is the right move for the district,” LPS Chief Operations Officer Steve Anderson said. “After a broad and thoughtful discussion, it became clear that turf would address several program needs within the district. Not only will turf provide a stable, safe and reliable multi-use surface for athletics, it will also provide space for marching band, color guard, dance team, cheer, drum corps, physical education and more generally serve as an outdoor classroom space.”

The turf is expected to be ready for use by the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

Liberty High has already indicated it plans to play two football games on its home field this year, as it did during the 2015 season, with all remaining home Blue Jays and Eagles football games to be played at William Jewell College’s Greene Stadium.

With the turf on its way, plans are also being finalized for a private campaign to generate funds to develop activities complexes at both high schools around the new playing surfaces and to create permanent homes for the high school programs.

“We are also in the beginning stages of establishing a campaign committee that will be tasked with overseeing the fundraising effort to allow for full development of both complexes. Liberty High will require additional bleachers, concessions, restrooms and a scoreboard, while Liberty North will require these same improvements along with lights. All totaled, the project will cost between $4 (million) and $5 million. Conceptual plans are under development, and our hope is to more formally launch the campaign in the coming months,” said Anderson.

Repeated attempts to create a district stadium have been made in the past decade, but were ultimately unsuccessful, including a 2011 levy increase that would have funded a multi-purpose stadium and a 2013 campaign.

Anderson said the current initiative began last fall with the creation of an internal district committee to evaluate the possibility of purchasing and installing field turf. The committee worked with Hollis and Miller architect firm representatives and a sports field engineer from Olsson and Associates during the process.

The team reviewed a dozen turf options from five vendors. After narrowing down the options to Astroturf, the committee conducted site visits at Blue Springs High School, Kansas City Southeast High School and Excelsior Springs High School to see the turf in full scale. After visiting the schools, the committee chose to propose the Astroturf Game Day 3D3 52 playing surface to the Board of Education.

“We really appreciate the board taking that kind of action,” Liberty North High School Principal Marty Jacobs said. “The turf benefits our athletic program and performing arts program, as well as classroom work. It’s a wonderful thing that the board is able to provide the monetary resources for that.”

Anderson said the district will also be available for outside groups to use in the future.