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Archbishop John Carroll High School Synthetic Turf Baseball Field – Radnor, PA

Athletic Field

Radnor, Pennsylvania

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.” 

 

 

 

Archbishop John Carroll High School Natural Turf Multi-Purpose Field – Radnor, PA

Athletic Field

Randor, Pennsylvania

Athletic Field Design, Athletic Field Construction

The multi-sport natural grass field at Archbishop Carroll has been in the Shearon Sports Master Plan for the campus for some time.  With the construction of the synthetic turf baseball field by Shearon Sports slated to start in the summer of 2016 it appeared that the grass field would have to wait.  However, our design teams forethought to utilize the excess cut from the new synthetic baseball field on the multi-sport field allowed for a cost savings by balancing the site and thus eliminatingthe hauling of the excess dirt off-site. This drastically lessened the cost of the grass field along with the synthetic turf field.  Additionally, this new fill on the multi-sport field would mitigate the poor subsoil and provide additional topsoil.  The repurposed 15,000 cubic yards of soil was cut, stockpiled, and moved to multi-sport field and was graded to provide the best possible playing surface.Drainage and irrigation were installed to keep the field playable in wet and dry conditions.  The final step for the field was grassing.  Tuckahoe Turf big roll athletic field bluegrass sod was selected for the playing surface and one hundred thousand square feet of sod was laid to create the finished product.