Sports Construction Management 2016-05-18T22:16:41Z http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/feed/atom/ Wes <![CDATA[SCM Artificial Turf Baseball Field Consulting – South Korea]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2173 2016-05-11T15:53:26Z 2016-05-11T15:53:26Z SCM’s National Director of Turf Installations Chris Steiner was recently on site as turf consultant in Busan, South Korea for the Lotte Giants synthetic turf baseball field project. Nice. Go Giants!

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SCM’s National Director of Turf Installations Chris Steiner was recently on site as turf consultant in Busan, South Korea for the Lotte Giants synthetic turf baseball field project. Nice. Go Giants!

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Wes <![CDATA[SCM’s University of South Carolina Band Field]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2162 2016-05-10T16:17:23Z 2016-05-10T16:17:23Z The new University of South Carolina artificial turf band field is taking shape and looking great!!!

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The new University of South Carolina artificial turf band field is taking shape and looking great!!!

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Wes <![CDATA[Artificial Turf Football & Soccer @ Kearney HS – Nebraska]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2159 2016-05-10T14:10:39Z 2016-05-10T14:10:39Z Sports Construction Management’s Mid America install at Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska is well underway! The field is looking great with Astroturf’s outstanding Q52 synthetic turf product! The field utilizes Astroturf’s out standing Q52 product that will provide outstanding play an durability for years to come. SportsConstructionManagement.com More nformation from the Kearney Hub By […]

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Sports Construction Management’s Mid America install at Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska is well underway! The field is looking great with Astroturf’s outstanding Q52 synthetic turf product! The field utilizes Astroturf’s out standing Q52 product that will provide outstanding play an durability for years to come.

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More nformation from the Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Today the Kearney High Bearcats call “Home” Harvey Park, Baldwin Park, Harmon Park, Foster Field and Cushing Coliseum.

Only the volleyball, basketball, wrestling and track and field teams can actually call Kearney High “Home.”

That will start to change with the completion of the new school building in 2016.

“It will allow us to bring several activities back to campus,” Kearney Public Schools Superintendent Brian Maher said. “For example, swimming will be on campus versus going to UNK. Softball might be on campus instead of driving across town. … Soccer is another sport we’ll be able to bring back to campus, at least for practices. We’re not sure on the games yet, but at least for practices.”

Keeping practices on campus will decrease the risk of accidents, reducing the amount of time the students are traveling from place to place. To go along with the safety factor, Maher said having practice fields and venues on campus increases the students’ efficiency.

“From a practical standpoint, if you’re not at home, you’re losing time. … It would be nice to walk out the school doors and be at your practice facility or walk down the hallway to your practice or competition facility. From a practical standpoint, it would be real nice to have everything right there,” he said.

Kearney voters approved the $68-million bond issue for a new school in September. Ground breaking is scheduled for May on the 138-acre site at 11th Street and 30th Ave. in southwest Kearney.

It’s a big plot of ground, but Kearney High officials have big plans for academics and athletics.

“We have the ability to keep everything on our campus,” KHS Athletics Director Mitch Stine said. “And we have a place to call home. We can create that home-field advantage, that home-court advantage and showcase this facility to the community.”

Included in the bond issue were two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, a wrestling room, a football/track stadium and practice fields. There is room for additional practice fields as well as softball and baseball diamonds and tennis courts.

Plans for the indoor venues — swimming pool, wrestling room and the gymnasiums — “are starting to firm up. Our board will approve a schematic design (Monday),” Maher said. “There’s still plenty of room to change things, particularly in the outside areas.”

Coaches, supporters and the administration have had several meetings, talked to other schools that have had recent construction projects and presented their hopes and dreams to the architects, Stine said. He challenged the coaches to “dream big” and put down every idea they could.

“We’ve done our homework. . … We’ve grabbed every idea we could and discussed it to see if it makes sense to Kearney High School. So the bottom line is that our coaches are really excited, our sponsors are really excited and we’re going to build a great facility for our community and for our kids,” Stine said.

An additional football field and track

Walk across Joe Greeno Field on a spring afternoon with your head down and you will run a high risk of getting knocked down. Runners and jumpers from the Kearney High and Horizon Middle School track teams weave in and out of traffic throughout their practice sessions on the field just north of Horizon Middle School and to the west of Kearney High.

While not used for varsity football games, Joe Greeno Field, which has bleacher seating for just under 600, serves the needs for junior varsity and sophomore football, as well as varsity practice, and it’s regarded as one of the best track and field facilities in the state.

Plans call for a similar facility immediately adjacent to the new high school with an 8-lane “high-quality competition track” that will be used for varsity meets. The track will surround an artificial turf football field used for practices and non-varsity competition. They will be sheltered from wind on the north and west sides by the two-story school building.

“The stadium will be such that if we want to have that be our home for varsity contests, all the planning will be done. All we will need to do is put in more bleachers and lights and we’ll be able to host varsity contests there,” Maher said.

The additional bleachers and lights are not in the budget. Current plans are for bleachers between the school building and the track seating about 750.

Kearney High plays its varsity football games at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s 6,000-seat Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field.

The additional football/track facility will alleviate the congestion at Joe Greeno Field, which as been shared by Kearney High and Horizon Middle School since the middle school construction began in 1969.

“We’re adding facility space for our kids. We’re not going to have that issue of safety or numbers in the way. It’s really a win-win. … We’re keeping a nice facility here for our middle school kids and we’re building a premier one for our high school kids,” Stine said.

Baseball in the future?

Published drawings for the new school have indicated four tennis courts, four football/soccer practice fields, a softball diamond and a baseball diamond. Of those, Maher said, only two practice fields are in the current budget plans.

“We would like to get to a minimum of three, if not four of those,” Maher said. “I would like to have two areas — one for boys soccer, one for girls soccer — and one for throwing the discus. … Why four? Overflow, or freshman football.”

For tennis, softball and baseball, Maher said, outside financing will be required.

“We’ve been in talks with the city from way prior to the bond on how can we help each other. What does the city need? What are the school’s needs? And how can we complement each other in providing space?” he said. “The City’s needs are softball space, baseball space and soccer space. Our needs are softball space and soccer space.”

Maher has also had discussions with UNK, which has needs for more athletic space as well.

“Maybe there’s a use there that will benefit UNK, KPS and the city of Kearney, but we’re still in the early stages of those conversations,” Maher said.

Adding practice fields requires a minimum of construction, but suitable fields would require leveling and sod. Architects estimate the cost would be $50,000-60,000 per field.

A softball or a baseball complex would be much more expensive and KHS doesn’t field a baseball team.

“Will we ever need baseball space? I suspect we will,” Maher said. “We’re one of only two Class A schools that doesn’t have baseball. If I had to project into the future, my guess is at some point in time Kearney will have baseball at Kearney High School. I’m not making any predictions here, but that’s my best guess.”

More space = stronger development

The current Kearney High gym, built in 1961, seats 1,800 and has space for two practice courts running cross-ways when the bleachers are pushed back.

The “North Gym,” built in 1988, also has room for two practice floors.

Plans for the new gyms expand the practice space from four courts to five. The main gym include space for three 94-foot courts. The auxiliary gym has room for two 84-foot courts.

“That will give them more courts, more baskets, more opportunities for player development,” Maher said.

Plans also call for expanding the wrestling room and strength and conditioning areas.

“Again, in terms of player development, that’s a plus,” Maher said.

The seating capacity in the main gym will increase to 2,000.

Maher envisions the new gym will be very similar to Lincoln Southeast’s Prasch Auditorium, complete with a walkway around the top. Fans will enter the gym from the walkway level and proceed down to the stands. The walkway will provide standing-room viewing “for those nervous parents,” Maher said.

Compared to some gyms in the area, the proposed Kearney High gymnasium would be smaller than the gym at Hastings, which seats 3,013, and Grand Island (2,800) but comparable to Lexington (2,100). The Holdrege gym, which seats 1,740, is limited by stage seating on one side.

“I think the smaller, intimate feel provides a better atmosphere,” Stine said. “I’ve been in G.I. I’ve been in Hastings. And with all due respect to what they’ve built, it does feel empty at times. I think the facility we’re building will provide a better game-night atmosphere.”

Maher said, “The bigger it gets, the more it costs, but you don’t want to build it small and look silly when you open. … I don’t want to overbuild it so we can say, ‘Look how big our gym is.’ I want it to be appropriately sized. I think 2,000 seats will be plenty for the events we will bring into it.”

Kearney will want to bring in outside events, including district and subdistrict games in volleyball and basketball.

“We now have the ability to host larger crowds. That’s an advantage in itself. … We can attract some state-level competition or district-level competition. We’ll be a able to host more stuff for the NSAA that brings in revenue for our school, for our district and for our individual clubs and activities,” Stine said.

Pool time

In September, voters also approved an addition $7.4-million bond for construction of a swimming pool as part of the high school.

The pool plans include bleacher seating for 300-500 spectators. Today, members of the swim team coordinate practices with UNK and the YMCA, usually in pre-dawn hours.

Having a place to practice within normal extra-curricular hours has been cheered by the swimming program.

Sharing facilities with the UNK swim team has had its challenges. In December, Kearney High canceled a meet at UNK’s aging Cushing Coliseum pool because of water quality.

“We’re looking forward to the likelihood we will be able to swim in … a good facility and have seating for our fans,” Maher said. “When I look 2½ years down the road I see a far better swimming facility than what we currently have.”

 

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Wes <![CDATA[SCM’s New Smoky Mountain High School Field in the News!]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2141 2016-05-03T11:26:38Z 2016-05-03T11:26:38Z http://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/high-school/hshuddle/2016/05/02/panthers-part-smoky-turf-groundbreaking/83823070/

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Wes <![CDATA[Installing Football End Zone Letters @ Sonora HS – Sonora, CA]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2137 2016-05-02T21:32:24Z 2016-05-02T21:32:24Z So that’s how they do it?!?! SCM crew installing Astroturf end zone letters today at Sonora High School in Sonora, CA. Nice!

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So that’s how they do it?!?! SCM crew installing Astroturf end zone letters today at Sonora High School in Sonora, CA. Nice!

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Wes <![CDATA[Synthetic Turf Football Lacrosse Field at Norfolk Academy]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2133 2016-05-05T18:27:13Z 2016-05-02T14:32:47Z SCM’s new Astroturf multi-sport synthetic turf field at Norfolk Academy was looking great on a recent field visit. The field’s turf  surface is Astroturf 3D3 52, an outstanding synthetic turf product selection for the football and mens lacrosse field for unsurpassed athletic play and long lasting field durability. www.sportsconttructionmanagement.com More on Norfolk Academy from NorfolkAcademy.org […]

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SCM’s new Astroturf multi-sport synthetic turf field at Norfolk Academy was looking great on a recent field visit. The field’s turf  surface is Astroturf 3D3 52, an outstanding synthetic turf product selection for the football and mens lacrosse field for unsurpassed athletic play and long lasting field durability.

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More on Norfolk Academy from NorfolkAcademy.org

Life-shaping scholarship in time.Since our 1728 founding, Norfolk Academy has existed for the transformative education and edification of children (and families) in Hampton Roads. As Virginia’s oldest independent school, we carry that historic mission into today, even as we constantly reevaluate and improve upon our purpose, our performance, and the lasting effect we have on our students and our region.

Trusted and reciprocally empowering relationships form the bedrock of the Norfolk Academy experience. The inspiring relationships we forge with one another underlie our college-prep curriculum, our innovative programming, and our time-honored traditions.

No exciting discovery, no personal breakthrough, no learning epiphany occurs at the Academy without the heartfelt, inspiring, and perspective-shifting relationships that students purposefully build with one another and with their teachers—who also serve as trusted coaches and wise advisors.

The relationships we begin building in grade one—and that grow in ardor and complexity all the way through grade 12—make possible both the authentic kindness and the outsized accomplishments of our students. That’s why years after graduation, Norfolk Academy students still count their friends and teachers here as the largest influences on their entire lives.

Few schools have thrived for almost 300 years like Norfolk Academy. And it’s the clear and ringing timbre of relationships you find at Norfolk Academy that continues to demonstrate our relevance today.

 

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Wes <![CDATA[Artificial Turf Baseball Infield @ Wheatland Park (KS)]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2114 2016-05-05T19:55:08Z 2016-04-28T16:13:52Z SCM’s new Astroturf artificial turf baseball infield at Wheatland Park in Buhler, Kansas is complete and ready for play! Congratulations. sportsconstructionmanagement.com And are you headed to Buhler, KS? Relying on the traditional values of personal integrity, respect for others, honesty and dependability, the support of the community helps create an appealing quality of life. Beautiful […]

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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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And are you headed to Buhler, KS?

Relying on the traditional values of personal integrity, respect for others, honesty and dependability, the support of the community helps create an appealing quality of life. Beautiful parks with recreation facilities provide opportunities for leisure activities, and a new residential development boasts new home sites to accommodate families seeking a community with a small town environment, yet large enough to provide most essential services. The 2003 census counted 1,334 Buhler residents, many of whom attend one of the three churches within the city limits, and whose children most likely attend either Buhler Grade School or Buhler High School, also located within the city limits.
We encourage you to visit our unique city, located 11 miles northeast of Hutchinson. Spend some time in beautiful Wheatland Park, shop in our stores and pause for a quick lunch or a leisurely evening meal. You will receive a friendly welcome.
Please visit our website for additional detailed information about the community at www.buhlerks.org.

 

 

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Wes <![CDATA[SCM’s New Artificial Turf Baseball Install at U of San Francisco]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2108 2016-04-19T02:03:40Z 2016-04-19T02:03:40Z 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!

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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!

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Wes <![CDATA[Beautiful Day at UD’s Bob Hannah Stadium]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2103 2016-03-30T20:45:09Z 2016-03-30T20:45:09Z Sports Construction Management’s field at the University of Delaware’s Bob Hannah Stadium looking great yesterday under cool, clear Delaware skies.

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Sports Construction Management’s field at the University of Delaware’s Bob Hannah Stadium looking great yesterday under cool, clear Delaware skies.

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Wes <![CDATA[SCM’s New Field Hockey Field @ Wake Forest Underway!]]> http://www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com/?p=2097 2016-03-30T20:40:12Z 2016-03-30T20:40:12Z SCM has completed the synthetic turf surface removal at Wake Forest University’s Kenner Stadium and base work is underway in preparation for the installation of the new Astroturf System 90 field surface on their new field hockey field. Winston-Salem, NC, March 21, 2016– AstroTurf®, originators of the synthetic turf industry, will be resurfacing the field hockey […]

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SCM has completed the synthetic turf surface removal at Wake Forest University’s Kenner Stadium and base work is underway in preparation for the installation of the new Astroturf System 90 field surface on their new field hockey field.

Winston-SalemNC, March 21, 2016– AstroTurf®, originators of the synthetic turf industry, will be resurfacing the field hockey pitch at Wake Forest University this spring.   The state-of-the-art synthetic turf field from AstroTurf will ensure an optimal playing surface when Wake Forest Field Hockey hosts both the ACC / Big Ten Challenge and the ACC Championship in 2016.

The new pitch at Kentner Stadium will be the AstroTurf 90 product, which combines the traditional knitted nylon top cloth with a 3/8th inch Armacell pad. AstroTurf fields have long been regarded as the unequivocal standard for field hockey performance and are the favorite among coaches and players alike for their playability, durability and low maintenance requirements. The knitted nylon surface is unique to AstroTurf and preferred because it provides tight tolerances, non-directional play and a uniform surface. It’s no wonder AstroTurf is recognized as the Official Artificial Surface Provider of both USA Field Hockey and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

“On behalf of the Wake Forest Athletic Department, Field Hockey is proud to announce AstroTurf as the official turf supplier of our world class facility at Kentner Stadium,” said Jennifer Averill, Head Field Hockey Coach. “AstroTurf continues to be recognized as a leader in our sport for playability. Hosting both the ACC / Big Ten Challenge and ACC Championship is a distinguished way to showcase our new state of the art facility and those who maintain it.”

Coach Averill will be heading into her 25th season at the helm for the Demon Deacons. Inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010, Averill has led Wake Forest to three national championships, five conference championships, and fifteen NCAA Tournament appearances.

Installation of the new pitch is slated for spring and will be a joint project of Sports Construction Management and AstroTurf. The new surface will replace an AstroTurf field that was installed in 2004 and lasted well beyond the industry standard of eight years.

For more information, contact Andrew Goldberg at andrew.goldberg@scminc.net or Andy Belles, Director of Field Hockey, at abelles@astroturf.com.

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