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.
Gilbert Regional Park Phase 1B East Courts Grand Opening is set to open later in July. The East Courts will provide the community with 16 pickleball courts, 6 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, a paved parking lot that will provide a total of 64 parking stalls, and a 611 square foot restroom facility. All the courts have been designed for competitive play and all will display integral color schemes. There is ample space for spectators to view and cheer at all events within the Phase of the Project. The Lloyd team has provided construction oversight for all aspects of East Courts construction and look forward to the Grand Opening.
As the natural grass is growing in on the field tray outside the stadium, crews began installing UNLV’s synthetic turf field at Allegiant Stadium. The Rebels will play their home games at Allegiant Stadium on a synthetic turf field separate from the Raiders game day natural grass. Read the full article at: https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/unlv-artificial-turf-installation-begins-at-allegiant-stadium-2036254/
The new home for the Las Vegas Raiders is now only days away from the new fully retractable playing field turning green. The new world-class playing field, years in the making with a great project team led by Mortensen McCarthy JV, HNTB Architecture, and Lloyd Sports + Engineering, among many others, will shortly reach a key milestone uniting all of field tray elements with the new playing field sod.
While COVID-19 has kept sports events sidelined for the moment, if we all do our part, there will be a time sports can return including the grand opening of Allegiant Stadium, the new home for the Las Vegas Raiders and the UNLV Rebels.
The reconstruction of the entire playing surface at USA Softball's Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City is heading for home thanks to a wonderful and dedicated project team.
It's a bittersweet moment as the modernized venue will wait patiently for signature events; like the Women's College World Series, USA Softball National Championships, and of course, the USA Olympic Team to once again bring joy to those at the venue and through the telecasts.
Unfortunately and understandably, sports must take a back seat to the COVID-19 health concerns. We can respond to this pandemic together by matching the deafening silence of the venue today with our unified resolve to overcome the challenges and chart a course to future health and prosperity.
The Lloyd Team