Athletic Field Design, Athletic Field Construction
When Cabrini University’s new baseball program needed a home and Archbishop John Carroll High School’s scheduled field renovations were set to begin, flexibility was paramount. Shearon adapted its planned natural turf renovation to accommodate the combined rigors of High School and D-III schedules and the result was a state-of-the-art Synthetic Turf field. An outside engineer’s plan called for a lengthy and costly relocation of 15,000 cubic yards of cut to be dumped offsite. Shearon’s forethought turned that drawback into an advantage by choosing instead to utilize that material to level out an adjacent multi-sport field, thus drastically reducing the cost of work on both fields.
After the area was on subgrade, the tiered Infiltration System of four underground basins went in the outfield below a 9,000-ton stone subbase. An additional 800 tons of choker layer was placed to ensure a smooth surface for the installation of the synthetic turf. While the stonebase was being constructed, Shearon’s team installed masonry dugouts, fencing (including 30’ fence and batters’ eye in the outfield), bullpens, batting cages, curbing, and retaining & seating walls. The project earned high praise from AJC HS President Frank Fox, who “would not hesitate to recommend Shearon Sports for any athletic field project.”