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Neumann University Baseball & Softball Field Construction – Aston, PA

Baseball and Softball Field Construction
Aston, Pennsylvania
Construction, Grow-In & Maintenance

In the spring of 2012, as they looked to develop the finest softball and baseball facilities in the Delaware Valley, Neumann University brought Shearon on board to complete the painstaking detail work that would make the project shine.

After earthwork was completed, Shearon performed the precise construction of both the baseball and softball infields, pitchers mound and warning tracks. Shearon also laser graded the fields, fine grading them for sod installation, installed irrigation and added drainage in key locations. Shearon’s sports field managers and golf course superintendent were then contracted to aggressively grow the fields in and have it ready for a fall grand opening. Shearon continues to provide maintenance services for the state of the art fields including irrigation management, pest and disease control and a fertilization program that keeps the field in top condition. Shearon continues to work with the University, identifying areas of concern and developing cost effective remedies such as targeted underdrainage and grow tarp installation that have the fields ready for play each spring.

La Salle College High School Baseball & Multipurpose Field Construction – Wyndmoore, PA

Baseball and Multi-Purpose Field Construction
Wyndmoore, Pennsylvania

When La Salle College High School constructed two multipurpose fields and a new varsity baseball stadium, they turned to Shearon, a long time partner of the school, to complete the painstaking detail work at the new facility.

Shearon designed and installed a complex underground drainage system that, due to the specified field grades, was installed at the tightest possible tolerances. Shearon also designed and installed a multifaceted irrigation system that includes a well more than ¼ mile from the fields, pumping and filtration system and watering schemes tailor made for each field. Shearon Sports athletic field specialists laser graded the baseball field and infield to less than a 1% grade, seeded and aggressively grew-in the 100% Bluegrass playing field in time for the following spring’s season.

Today, Shearon’s professionals provide a wide-ranging maintenance services for both the new fields and La Salle existing fields along with the entire campus.

Germantown Academy Athletic Facilities Reconstruction – Fort Washington, PA

Athletic Facilities Reconstruction
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

When Germantown Academy began the process of completely rebuilding their athletic facilities, they turned to Shearon to design and install an extensive irrigation system for the new baseball, softball, four multi-purpose field, and open spaces. Shearon was also contracted to complete the painstaking finish work at the facility. Shearon performed laser and finish grade the fields, installed over 350,000 square feet of wide roll sod and seeded and aggressively grew-in two multipurpose fields. Shearon Environmental also seeded and stabilized over 15 acres of naturalized meadows, woodland edges, wetlands and remaining turf areas along with handling the installation of an extensive native landscape and design and construction of the rain gardens. Shearon now provides ongoing maintenance of fields including routine mowing services and specialty applications. The result is one of the finest, most comprehensive athletic facilities in the Inter-Ac League.

Abington Friends School Soccer Field – Jenkintown, PA

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Soccer Field
Services Provided:Design/Build

Through years of use, Abington Friends School’s Soccer Field had developed a number of irregularities creating a field that was slowing drainage, causing turf quality to decline with each use.

The school turned to Shearon to analyze the underlying issues with the field and devise a plan to improve the playability of the field. Shearon developed and implemented a plan to regrade the field to a consistent, smooth grade, add a drainage system to ensure playable conditions and install a modern irrigation system, while solving issues on an adjoining baseball field that shared space with the soccer field.

Today the field is utilized more than prior to the reconstruction, but due to improved grading, drainage and the introduction of irrigation, the field recovers quickly after heavy use.

Philadelphia University Soccer & Lacrosse Field – Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia University
Soccer/Lacrosse Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Opened August 2007

Philadelphia University’s soccer and lacrosse field wasn’t performing up to the standards of an ‘A’ level NCAA field. This cost the school money in additional repairs, cancelled games, and yearly overhaul projects.

With a project timeline that started in June and ended in early August, with the beginning of soccer season, the staff turned to Shearon Sport’s to get the job done efficiently. Shearon quickly diagnosed the issues and designed a plan that included a state-of-the-art drainage system, tailored irrigation system, modified soil profile, and an improved grading plan.

Our construction team envisioned a process to complete the field within the tight timeline. As forecasted, Shearon came in on time and within budget. Philadelphia University was able to open their new soccer field on opening day delighting the school officials, coaches, athletes and fans.

As a result, Philadelphia University’s lacrosse and soccer fields are one of the top fields in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. To this day Shearon provides daily maintenance services, expert management of irrigation and drainage systems, and specialized turf services to keep consistently, maintained the fields and keep them at top level.