In a recent Athletic Business magazine they published a very interesting article on the passion and growing interest in pickleball. New facilities are in all stages of development and construction around the country and it's a sport that continues to attract more and more people.
"How Pickleball Facilities are Evolving as Players Demand More Places to Play"
Lloyd Sports + Engineering most recently completed Pickleball Club, located at Bell Bank Park (Legacy) Mesa, AZ.
Each field included in phase 1 has a defining characteristic that makes it different from the others, aside from the size of the field striped in the turf. Champions Pitch is the ultimate playing surface and the main field that will serve more developed athletes in the O Jogo Bonito Futbol Club. Heart, Mind, and Body fields are defined by the smaller space and technical training wall. The Bowl is a 9v9, or 50yd by 75yd field, that is lowered into the site with gentle sloping landscape almost all the way around the field to create the bowl effect. Both sideline slopes are covered with natural grass as an alternate seating location for parents or other players supporting their teams.
Just a followup post on the Wildcats' new football field at Arizona Stadium. One last site visit for some glamour shots of the bright new field. Very satisfying and we're excited for next season! Go Wildcats!
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We were back out on site, at Los Altos High School, to check in on the newly laid sod on the mixed use field this past week. Everything looks clean and tidy, and the landscaping is coming in nicely. It's satisfying to see this project clean up be such an attractive space.
Tempe Union High School District Year 3 field renovation construction is underway for both Marcos De Niza and Mountain Pointe High Schools! These are the final two of six schools to get upgrades to their football facility. Both schools will receive new synthetic fields, minor site upgrades, and new scoreboards for the upcoming school year. Sports Fields Inc. is doing a great job in keeping the project moving forward. Grading and subbase prep is almost complete for both schools with utility work soon. Here are some photos from our site visit last week.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering wanted to highlight and thank our interns for all their hard work, as we are lucky to have such thoughtful and dedicated individuals on our team. Lia has been with Lloyd for over a year, and is finishing her final year as a Landscape Architecture student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Jacob joined Lloyd this summer as a recent graduate from the University of Utah, and received his bachelors degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. We appreciate both Lia and Jacob and look forward to their continued involvement and success with Lloyd as our current interns, and hopefully as future team members of Lloyd!
The Wildcats' new football field is in place! Ten years ago, the Lloyd Sports + Engineering team helped U of A with the major stadium upgrades. High performance synthetic turf fields require a regularly scheduled refresh of the top layers of the turf system. This newly refreshed turf will serve the University of Arizona well for the next decade.
The design for O Jogo Bonito continues to develop as our team works through unique site elements and components for this sports complex in Chino Valley, AZ. The varying levels of fields throughout the complex provide opportunities for sloped spectator seating, view sheds and corridors, and technical training walls which players can utilize as part of their training. The following renderings the team developed in Autodesk Infraworks provided visual aid to understand these unique conditions.
The DSU Heritage Foundation, in partnership with Dickinson Public Schools, and Dickinson Parks and Recreation, the Bluehawks are soon to have a new home for Softball and Soccer! The Sanford Sports Complex will house the DSU Championship Softball Field, 3 additional softball training fields as well as a superfield for Soccer training! The softball fields will be a combination of synthetic turf and natural grass. This gives the athletes a solid training base to be at peak performance for the varied fields they will encounter during the season.
DSU has put up a live cam, so we can all watch the construction in real time. Check back regularly to watch the progress!
Photo courtesy of DSU Heritage Foundation