Lloyd provided sports and civil engineering and design for the field renovation at the historic Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona. Services included site civil for five practice fields, one agility field, and two infield only practice fields at this Spring Training Complex for the Oakland A’s and the City of Mesa. The facility reopened to a successful Spring Training season in February of 2015. Working in collaboration with Gensler, the fields were refreshed with premium natural grass and high performance root zone.
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In 2012 the Lloyd team worked closely with design lead Populous for the sports engineering and design of the 15,000 seat Cubs spring training stadium and facility in Mesa, AZ. Design included premium turf fields, root zone, and drainage systems for professional competition level. The project included the main stadium field, six adjoining practice fields, one agility field, and one infield only practice field for the Chicago Cubs and the City of Mesa.
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Lloyd Sports + Engineering is a new member to the American Sports Builders Association. Our team is looking forward to being more involved with the Sports Builders Industry in the coming year. Hope to see our local partners in an upcoming technical meeting.
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March is Women History Month and we want to pay tribute to some trailblazer women who made it possible for women's sports.
Lizzie Arlington - first woman to believed to have played on a men's professional team, appearing for the Philadelphia Reserve in 1989.
Amanda Clement - At the age of 16, Amanda becomes the first female ever paid umpire in baseball in 1904.
Marcella Sanborn - "The First True 'Star' of Women's Football" playing for the first women's tackle football team in the 1960's.
Patricia Palinkas - First woman to play pro male football, debuting in 1970 as a holder for her placekicker husband on the Orlando Panthers.
Billie Jean King - former top-ranked tennis player in the world ensured that US Open would give equal prize to women and men.
Florence Griffith Joyner - set world records in the 1988 Olympics for the 100 and 200-meter dash, both still stand today.
Alice Coachman was the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the 1948 Olympic games for the high jump.
Mia Hamm - First female US soccer player, medaling in the Women's FIFA World Cup in 1991.
Rosabelle Sinclaire - established the first women's Lacrosse team in the US at Bryn Mawr School in 1926.
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This Spring Training Facility was completed in the early 2000's and is a large 160-acre spring training complex in the West Valley of Phoenix. The facility boasts a large baseball stadium, two clubhouses, and 14 additional fields. Lloyd completed this project with HOK Architects, when the firm was formerly known as CMX Sports Engineers. Design for the facility included 4.5 miles of full width half-street improvements, infrastructure, paving, curb/gutter, and sidewalk. The team also provided all the onsite utilities for the stadium clubhouse, and observation towers. The site includes 1.25 miles of irrigation mainline pipe to provide non-potable water to a lake facility on the site, irrigating the large complex of fields. Lastly, this facility houses the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. Can you guess which facility this is?
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Team Member Highlight | Jake Ireland
Jake Ireland is one of our designers and dedicated drone pilot out of our Phoenix office. Outside of the office scene of working on various sports and civil projects, you can find Jake hitting the trails throughout Arizona. He enjoys mountain biking and running, and on the weekends you can find him on a 12-hour solo mountain bike race if there is one! But we wanted to highlight Jake with his recent accomplishment with his friends on completing the Black Canyon Ultras Marathon. This event is a 62 mile (100K) distance trail run, which Jake completed in 16 hours and 22 minutes, out of the 20 hour allotted time given to all racers. He finished 514 out of 704 racers that actually completed the course! Congratulations Jake!
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National Engineers Week | Sam Wise, PE
We love seeing our team members stay involved with their alma matter, especially giving back to the future engineers of our industry. This holds especially true for Sam Wise, PE, who is an alumni from the University of Nevada - Reno (UNR). See his recent involvement on the CREATE program, and his transition from land development to the sports engineering world.
Earlier this month , I had the privilege to sit on an engineering industry panel for the University of Nevada – Reno (UNR) College of Engineering. This panel was put together as part of the CREATE program: Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers. This program funded by the National Science Foundation, supports students enrolled at the College of Engineering.
Representing the Civil Engineer on the panel, I was joined by other in fields including software/computer science, mechanical engineering, materials science, aerospace, electrical engineering, and environmental engineering. In a classroom with about 30 upcoming graduates, we discussed what a new graduate can expect in the industry, how to approach interviews, work-life balance, remote vs in-person work, and more. Sharing our personal experiences of working in industry helps the students imagine what to expect when moving away from a full academic driven lifestyle.
As an alumnus of UNR, graduating in the Fall of 2015, I quickly moved into the consulting industry with my first job as a civil designer in land development in December 2015. There I worked to obtain me PE license and sharpen my skills as a designer & engineer. I ended that role with transitioning over to Lloyd Sports + Engineering in September 2020, which utilizes a fully remote work environment. During the panel I was able to share my unique experience of going from an in-person work environment to one that is fully remote and discuss concerns that new graduates when entering the work industry. Events like this help usher the next generation of engineers to their future careers so that they may be better suited to serve themselves and the community.
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Happy National Engineers Week! Today were featuring our newest team member, Patrick Beazley, who comes all the way from Australia! Hear about his journey and interests into sports engineering!
A spark of curiosity when watching a cricket match about how the pitch was prepared, led me to applying the next day to join the curating team. I was studying Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia at the time and started to see the potential to pursue a professional career in sports and engineering.
It certainly wasn’t the most well paved career path for a Civil Engineer, so I’ve let my passion and curiosity drive my career interests and opportunities. I joined an engineering consultancy in Melbourne, that specialized in the design and construction of sports fields, where I worked for almost 6 years. In late 2022, I made the career changing decision to test myself on an international scale -joining the team at Lloyd Sports + Engineering.
My career has seen me work with grass roots sports clubs, schools, communities, professional teams and stadiums across Australia, New Zealand and The United States.
My engineering journey is led by curiosity and passion for sports field engineering. Utilizing my civil engineering trade to benefit communities and create spaces used for active lifestyles and play is extremely rewarding.
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The National Society of Professional Engineers celebrates National Engineers Week from February 19th through the 25th. Resources on what NSPE is hosting for the week can be located here: https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/engineers-week. To start off our celebration of our engineers at Lloyd, we wanted to feature several of our staff and their take on being an engineer.
Tish Lance, Senior Designer and Director of IT with Lloyd shares the following...
"I entered the Engineering field back in the early 90s. My career path was not typical in the industry. I started out with a Technical Diploma from Canada, worked as an engineering designer in Canada and the United states for many years. Rather than following the traditional path of drafter to designer to EIT and finally to PE, I held firm to my preferences to remain in the designer/EIT role. I knew I really enjoyed design and plan production, and had little interest in budgets, schedules, contracts, things that a PE spends a lot of their time handling. It may have appeared to an outsider that I wasn't growing and developing, but I found that I was able to really learn and hone my skills as a plan production lead. Eventually this path led me to my current position as Director of IT, which includes additional roles as Cad Manager and Production Lead. The lesson here is, do what makes you happy, not what other people tell you is next."
Several of Tish's favorite engineer projects have included the Diamondbacks Chase Field Baseball Field Turf Conversion, UC Berkeley Cal Memorial Stadium Rebuild, Baltimore Ravens Turf to Grass Conversion, and the Diamondbacks/Rockie's Salt River Fields Spring Training Facility.
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Planning and Conceptual Design in the works for MJUSD's Marysville (and Lindhurst) High School in Northern California!
Lloyd is in full design mode for Marysville High School Track and Field. The project will replace the existing decomposed granite track with a new all-weather 8 lane track and upgrade the natural grass field. Scheduled for completion in fall 2023 the new facility will be able to host larger track meets and sports events.
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