Another month has flown by and progress continues at Bell Bank Park. Since our last construction update in October (click here if you missed it), turf is starting to be installed on softball fields, sand is being filled in on the volleyball courts and concerte is being laid for the pickleball courts. We are excited to watch and be a part of this project come to life.
The newest facility for Cardinals fans at the State Farm Stadium is open! Next time you are down at a Cardinals game, come out to the Great Lawn and enjoy this brand new hangout. Thanks to our partners for a great project SmithGroup and AECOM.
Completed just last month, the Carson City School District converted their aging synthetic turf football and soccer field to premium quality synthetic turf. The aging field included unusual grading where the crown of the field was extended after the field goal posts, creating a “shelf” and safety hazard of potentially tripping athletes. Part of the project included careful re-grading of the field to eliminate the “shelf” or drop off, making it a safer place for students to play on the field and adjacent track.
Improvements also included renovation to the drainage system, irrigation system, a full re-striping for football and soccer, and cleaning and spot repairs to the track. One non-traditional feature added to the field was sprinkler heads adjoined with a “Coach’s Button” allowing for the sprinklers to run on hot days for players, without additional work from maintenance staff. allowing for ease of use by the Carson High School athletics department. Lloyd Sports + Engineering has been pioneering this feature on multiple other projects.
All of us at Lloyd are proud to have helped Carson City School District achieve their goal and provide a field that will support the Carson City Senators for many years to come.
Glad to be a part of this design team! It is very satisfying to see the ribbon cutting ceremony for Glendale Union High School District. The addition of a classroom building will be the new home for band, choir, and ROTC. Thanks to Orcutt|Winslow and McCarthy Building Companies for another successful partnership.
Photos courtesy of orcutt|winslow.
Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools are nearing completion of construction and will soon be ready for installation of synthetic turf for their new multipurpose fields and landscaping. The projects are being constructed simultaneously and both are scheduled to be complete before the new year.
Last evening, the City of Long Beach Planning Commission approved the modernization of St. Anthony's Athletic Complex on Clark Avenue. Lloyd Sports + Engineering would like to extend a huge congratulations to the entire St. Anthony's community, including their alumni, leadership, staff, and most importantly, to current and future students. The project includes extensive improvements to the sports elements and significant upgrades to the public elements along Clark Avenue such as the plan to under-ground overhead power lines and to install new landscape plantings.
Lloyd, along with their partners at TVS Design, Slater Builders, and AMA Engineering, look forward to modernizing this sports complex that has been in continuous use for over 75 years. We are excited to provide improvements for the future generations of St. Anthony's students and the Long Beach Community.
The Santa Rosa Junior College Athletic facilities are getting a major upgrade and it's nearly time for the athletes to move back into their newly renovated home. The new baseball and softball fields are outfitted with the Diamond Series Baseball Turf by Astroturf, while the new soccer field is a high performance natural grass field. Lloyd Sports + Engineering is proud to have such a good partnership with our design and construction team members that have made this project such a success; ELS Architecture and Urban Design, SWA Group CSW, AstroTurf, and Valley Precision Grading. Looking forward to opening day!
Watch the time-lapse video of the project from start to finish.
With less than 3 months to opening day, Bell Bank Park is starting to take shape! Lloyd Sports + Engineering is proud to be part of the talented team putting this project together and we look forward to the challenging months ahead.
A project of this scope requires a large group of experts and our team is unmatched; Marc Taylor Inc. (MTI), Icon Architectural Group, Okland, Haydon, Hilgart Wilson, Orcutt Winslow, Siteworks, FieldTurf, Kimley Horn, and Trueform.
Enjoy some construction photos from the past few weeks of progress on the sports complex. Special thanks to our friends at Haydon for the aerial photos.
McClintock High School, in the Tempe Union School District, recently completed the conversion of their field from natural grass to synthetic turf. The field is striped for both football and soccer and features a vibrant school logo front and center.
On September 3, fans gathered to watch the McClintock Charges take on the Saguaro Sabercats in the first varsity football game of the season on the synthetic field. Lloyd Sports + Engineering and Sports Field Inc., our partner for construction, are excited to see many more games played on this new field. Go McClintock Chargers!! Check out the full reveal video here.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is thrilled and excited to formally announce that Ms. Valerie Ahyong, PLA, has joined the firm. After receiving her Masters in Landscape Architecture from Arizona State University, Valerie has built a statewide level of credibility as a multi-faceted landscape architect cultimating in the selection by her peers as the 2021-22 President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (AZASLA). Over her 15 year career, Valerie has demonstrated a broad range of skills including designer, leader, strategist, and project manager. Her career-long engagements in the Phoenix Metro area including strong ties with Arizona State University, the private development sector, the public sector, and the builder community will be a great addition to an already strong team at Lloyd.
Valerie will strengthen the great, well-rounded Lloyd team of civil engineers, planners, sports engineers and landscape architects serving the Phoenix area and beyond. Lloyd’s current clients at Tempe Union High School District, Bell Bank Sports Park, and ASU’s new Intercollegiate Athletics Beach Volleyball Venue, will realize an immediate impact from Valerie’s contributions and skills.
Lloyd, founded in August 2009 is known for delivering cutting edge sports playing surfaces from the highest level of sports; NCAA, NFL, MLB, and MLS to leading the planning and execution of multi-disciple venues for communities, educational institutions, and private developers.