As part of the continued dedication to their student athletic program and effort to maintain player safety, the Washoe County School District acquired funding to convert their aging synthetic turf field to a premium quality synthetic turf playing surface. All of us at Lloyd Sports + Engineering are proud to have helped the District achieve their goal.
The aging synthetic field included an infill that consisted of sand and crumb rubber that has, after the fact, found to contain traces of lead. Part of this project included responsible disposal and removal of all existing lead-containing crumb rubber infill.
The improvements also included a reintegration of the fields drainage system, consisting of new perimeter trenches to infiltrate storm runoff. The infill is a blend of sand and clean lead-free crumb rubber. The center of field is adorned with an intricate logo of the Lancer Knight and the field of play includes alternating shades of green that give the field a unique look. The new field is striped solely for football and will support the McQueen Lancers for many seasons to come.
Congratulations to O’Brate Stadium, home of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys Baseball program, for winning the 2021 Best of the Ballparks fan vote for college facilities. Lloyd Sports + Engineering is honored to have been part of the design-build team for the stadium.
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If you have seen one of our many completed project announcements, you may be wondering, how did it all start? We are going to give you a glimpse into Lloyd’s most recent project for Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools, starting with the design phase.
Lloyd recently completed design and received DSA approval for both Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. Both schools will receive a brand new synthetic turf practice field, complete with new fencing and landscaping as needed.
The design of these fields started in Fall 2019 when Lloyd met with the District, school and RGM Kramer, the District Representative. Both fields had similar programs but site specific needs. Mountain View High School naturally has a larger space, but to accommodate a unified lacrosse field, the design adjusted the fencing along the baseball field. Los Altos High School has a smaller space that is enclosed by existing facilities, giving the field a more urban design approach with all the edges needing to be tied back into an existing condition. As Lloyd worked through the design process there were several meetings discussing impacts on the site circulation, noise, neighborhood use and planned uses. School staff were involved throughout the design process to help ensure it met their needs. See the side by side images of each schools existing school site and colored rendering design for details.
Both schools are in the bidding process and we are excited to see the designs come to life. Keep a look out for future updates as this projects moves into the construction phase, starting Summer 2021.
Lloyd is thrilled to have been involved with the design and construction of so many of the Cactus League Spring Training facilities for nearly 30 years. It is now our privilege to highlight a family member who is at Spring Training this year! Sam Long, nephew of our very own Brett Long, is pitching with the San Francisco Giants. Spring Training is now a family affair, and we couldn’t be more proud.
Jake Ireland joins Lloyd Sports + Engineering with over 18 years of experience designing and drafting for various civil engineering and construction projects in Arizona and Nevada.
His civil engineering experience includes the design and drafting of residential subdivisions, multi-family and commercial site development including full roadway and retrofit design of existing roads and grading plans, utility design and drafting including water / sewer, storm drain plans and processing piping. Commercially he has designed and drafted municipal projects including Park N Rides, Light Rail and Trailheads.
Jake’s construction experience includes large projects such as utility scale solar site development, open pit mine experience of process piping design, steel fabrication design and quantity takeoffs. He provided grading design and earthquake quantities, driven pile data for field crews, various quantity takeoffs, interaction with local surveyors for site control of the utility scale solar construction. Jake has interacted with surveyors for many years creating surfaces, ALTA’s and other related cad tasks.
Jake received a certificate of competency from Metro Tech Vocational Institute for Technical Drafting and is registered FAA UAS Pilot.
When Jake isn't working he enjoys mountain biking, building things and spending time with his 7 year old son.
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.