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.