Congratulations to Santa Rosa Junior College and the entire Santa Rosa Community on the start of the long awaited new sports complex. The $30+ million dollar projects, being led by Wright Contracting, includes a new 50 meter Olympic sized pool, Field House at Bailey Field, synthetic turf baseball diamond, synthetic turf softball field and high performance natural grass soccer pitch for both the men's and women's soccer teams. (See colored site plan courtesy ELS Architecture and SWA Landscape Architects) These are exciting times for all past, present and future Bear Cubs as this entire district of Campus will be transformed over the course of the next 12 to 16 months.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is honored by being leading the playing field design, for all three of the new sports fields, for the multi disciplinary design team directed by ELS Architecture of Berkeley and in association with SWA Landscape Architects and CSWST2 Engineering Group.
Photo Courtesy of UCLA Athletics
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is thrilled to be a member of the engineering and design team for the amazing new additions to Jackie Robinson Stadium. Lloyd is spearheading the design of the new, all weather infield training area and new pitching bullpens under the leadership of HKS Architecture's Los Angeles Office. Lloyd's expertise in high performance, professional and amateur baseball venues includes nearly all of the Spring training facilities for Arizona's Cactus League, including the most recent renovations for the Milwaukee Brewers and the new home of the Chicago Cubs, Sloan Park. On the collegiate front, Lloyd was involved at both Vanderbilt University and Oklahoma State, both perennial NCCA title contenders, with major upgrades to their baseball facilities in the past year. Lloyd was also the engineer of record for a major overhaul of ASA Softball's Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, the home for the Women's College World Series.
Check out the full release on the UCLA website.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is excited to be the engineer of record for the largest privately funded sports park in the United States, Legacy Sports Park in Mesa, Arizona. Lloyd, in conjunction with Orcutt-Winslow Architecture, is leading the site design along with our partners from Trueform Landscape Architects, Hilgart Wilson, Kimley Horn and Wright Engineering.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is responsible for on-site civil engineering, off-site civil engineering, and design for all the fields, courts and features of the sprawling 320-acre complex. Outdoor amenities include 23 soccer fields, 16 sand volleyball courts, 40 pickle ball courts, 8 baseball and softball fields and a 50-acre multipurpose space for concerts, festivals and other events. Indoor amenities include an indoor multipurpose sports complex with 62 volleyball courts, 16 NBA-sized basketball courts, an esports arena, a fitness center and more.
Located immediately adjacent to Mesa Gateway Airport and the planned extension of State Route 24, the new complex will become a hub of energy and activity for local, regional, national, and global sports and entertainment events. Hats off to Legacy Sports USA and Legacy Cares for their persistence vision and creativity to make this a reality.
The East Bay German International School Play Field Replacement was a simple turf replacement project with some minor upgrades to ensure the new surfacing would operate at its fullest potential. The newly installed synthetic turf field includes new multi-colored turf with a main youth soccer field (35yd x 25yd) fully striped in white, two smaller soccer fields (25yd x 15yd) indicated with navy blue dots and three full size volleyball courts indicated with light blue dots. The true blue perimeter turf not only adds visual interest to the field, but also serves as an important safety indicator to users that they are getting close to hardscape or a fence. The turf was designed to provide maximum usability for PE and programed uses without cluttering up the small field.
Underneath the turf is a shock/drainage pad for fall safety and directing the flow of water to the newly upsized collector line to the west of the field. This field had asphalt as the base material under the existing synthetic turf. Some work was done to fill low spots to reduce ponding and to make a level playing surface. The shock pad makes for a safer surface by helping level out the finished surface (reducing trip hazards), creating a softer surface if someone were to fall and facilitating the clients request for cork infill, which does not provide the required shock attenuation to meet safety standards.
In conclusion, Lloyd prepared concept diagrams explaining key points that turf manufactures would need to know for the purpose of preparing a CMAS (California Multiple Award Schedule) agreement. The turf vender was able to complete this 110,000sf project in about a month, including some found existing conditions that were navigated with the client/engineer/contractor team.
With the recent rains, we are happy to report that the field drainage is performing as intended. Hopefully students will get to play on it soon.
The Lloyd team is honored to receive the Arizona Public Works Association (APWA) 2020 Project of the Year Award. The success of the Town of Gilbert Regional Park is the result of many people's hard work and commitment during a very challenging year.
The Lloyd Team is excited to announce that Gilbert Regional Lake Park opened on October 14th. The Town of Gilbert was granted a non-exclusive recreational use easement from the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, for approximately 225 acres of land to create a Sports & Recreational Park and Multi-Purpose Lake Park. Lloyd provided Program Management, Construction Management and served as Gilbert's onsite Engineer of Record for construction, inspection and code compliance during the last two years of development.
The Sports and Recreational Park development, completed September 2019, was 30 acres including the main access road, underground utilities, iconic playground facility, splash pad, a restroom building, temporary irrigation pond and pickle ball courts. The Multi-Purpose Lake Park includes the development of a 7 acre lake, 10 acre great lawn, corporate ramada, large amphitheater and over half a mile of pedestrian trail around the lake and great lawn. Sixteen pickle ball courts, 6 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts and 6 volleyball courts were also built inside the park. The lake is fully stocked for fishing and stores water for irrigation of the great lawn and surrounding landscape. The great lawn is designed for open air concerts and large gatherings.
We were pleased to sponsor the 14th hole at Arizona Grand Resort last week for the Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation. The Lloyd team working the booth handed out fun games and prizes to the winners at the 14th hole, as groups played through. The big competition for the day was "Closest to the Pin", with the winner having the honor of designating Lloyd’s $1,000 grant to the school of their choice. Our winner, John Ford of Vitalyst Health Foundation, hit his shot to 7’-4” and chose McClintock High School to receive the grant. We were thrilled to be out at the event supporting Tempe Union and the community.
Thank you and a job well done to the Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation. It was a great opportunity for everyone to come out and support the TUHSD, while enjoying a fun round of golf.
This fall, Lloyd is finishing up new synthetic turf fields at Desert Vista and Tempe High Schools. The project included replacing the existing natural grass field with a new synthetic turf playing field complete with drainage and stormwater collection, new track and field improvements, new d-zones, and stormwater drainage and retention enhancements across the site.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Sam Wise. Sam, a licensed civil engineer, brings 5+ years of engineering and design experience in land development from the Northern Nevada area. Sam's experience includes working for an ENR Top 500 rated design firm as lead project engineer on a wide range of residential, municipal and commercial projects. Large scale industrial and master planned single-family subdivisions add to Sam's depth of knowledge. He will bring a wide array of design expertise in water resources and site development with AutoCAD Civil 3D to the Lloyd team.
Notable projects include the 750,000 square-foot addition to the existing Starbucks Roasting Facility. This complex project had a variety of challenges including a FEMA LOMR, maintaining operations of the existing facilities and deliveries and earthwork totaling over 400,000 cubic-yards, all on a 100-acre site in Carson Valley, Nevada. In addition, Sam was the lead Project Engineer for the 500,000 square-foot Polaris Distribution Facility. This project, located in Fernley, Nevada, presented unique challenges from poor sandy-soils affecting site grading and design, to various agency coordination and owner driven changes to the site mid-construction.
The entire Lloyd team is thrilled to have Sam's unique skills and civil background adding to the team's overall strength and engineering depth in the Northern Nevada region.
Sam has been local to the Reno/Tahoe area for the last 9 years and when he is not working he spends his time exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains through camping, hiking, snowboarding in the Tahoe basin and bouldering at the local climbing gyms.
Tonight, Allegiant Stadium, the new home for the Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV Rebels, will be unveiled to the country and the world. The new cutting-edge venue designed by Manica Architecture and HNTB will surely become the venue of choice for the mega events with global significance. The sleek, modern, monochromatic exterior is mimicked on the interior to achieve an experience that can only be the Raiders. Simply amazing work during challenging times by the entire build team from Mortenson/McCarthy to deliver over $2 billion dollars in construction in time for tonight's opening event on Monday Night Football. Howard Cosell, Don Meredith and Frank Gifford may not be in house tonight, nor will the late Al Davis, but when they were, the Raiders boasted the best Monday Night Football winning percentage. Go Raider Nation.
Photo courtesy: Las Vegas Raiders
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is thrilled to be part of the team to engineer and deliver the second fully retractable natural grass playing surface in North America with State Farm Stadium (another Lloyd design) in Glendale, Arizona being the first in 2006. The new Raiders playing surface builds on the success of the field for the Arizona Cardinals and delivers a version 2.0, so to speak, that includes an improved concrete substrate, resilient waterproofing, and even an in-ground electric soil warming system for the cold Vegas winter evenings. It took a village to deliver this world class playing surface that moves out of the stadium making way for a multitude of events and uses. Structural engineers at ARUP, to mechanical engineers at Uni-Systems, to agronomy advisors at DA Hogan, and all the building trades including Fields Inc. who assembled and built the playing field specific components.
Best of luck to the entire Raiders organization as they launch their new venue for decades to come. From the ownership, to the starting quarterback, to Head Turf Manager Zach Longnecker and his entire team, "Just Win Baby"....and under the current conditions, be safe.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is thrilled to be extending our long standing relationship within the Arizona Cardinals and State Farm Stadium delivering infrastructure upgrades at the very popular Great Lawn fan engagement area of the venue. Lloyd Engineering, along with the build teams from SmithGroup and GCon, are busily adding new sanitary sewer, domestic water, communications and entertainment infrastructure for future fan amenities including new game day food and beverage services. This extends the Lloyd + Cardinals relationship past the 30 year mark dating back to the teams training complex in Tempe in 1990, State Farm Stadium's opening event in 2006, and the first regular season NFL home played on the Lloyd engineered fully retractable playing field against the San Francisco 49ers on September 10, 2006.