Designing the Perfect Athletic Field

Written by Bill Narozanick / Published in Blog, News

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Are you looking to design the perfect athletic field for your school or institution on the East Coast? Trust the experts at American Athletic Track and Turf, who have been nationally recognized 12 times by the American Sports Builder’s Association (ASBA) for quality and service. Our dedicated team offers more than 150 years of combined experience. Below we offer tips and advice for constructing an athletic field design that will work for you and your athletes.

Choose Your Field Material

When developing the preliminary plans for your athletic field, you first have to choose your surface material. This is usually natural or artificial turf, and your decision will be mainly determined by the types of sports that will be played on the field, as well as other factors including:

Type of Usage

The type of usage refers to the impact on the surface of the field. Sports such as football or soccer will have a high impact on the surface, and the field will wear down more quickly. On the other hand, in sports like cricket, there will generally be less wear because there is less stress on the playing surface.

Level of Usage

The level of usage refers to the number of people that will generally use the field, and it can depend on the number of teams and players and the frequency of games and practices. Artificial turf requires less maintenance than natural grass and is resistant to heavy pressure so it may be beneficial for you if you have many players that plan to play on your field often.

At American Athletic, we perform field tests during a turf field installation to ensure our expert workmanship meets all guidelines of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and other sports governing bodies.

Consider Climate

You also need to consider the climate of the area where you plan to build your athletic field. Research the local climate, average temperature, and other environmental factors that may affect the condition of your athletic field. If you live in a dry or drought-prone area, artificial turf may be best for your field because it can save up to one million gallons of water every year by not having to be watered. However, artificial turf from American Athletic has a built-in drainage system that eliminates mud, puddles, and ice so your teams don’t lose precious playtime to weather delays. Our artificial turf also contributes to the overall safety of your field by eliminating wet and slippery spots that can cause injuries. This makes our artificial turf a great choice for your athletic field whether you live in wet or dry areas.

Learn More about Designing a New Athletic Field

Are you ready to start construction on the athletic field design of your dreams? Trust the experts at the 12-time award-winning artificial field turf installation company, American Athletic. Our service areas include Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Florida, New Jersey, and Maine. Wherever you are, you can be sure that our builders will provide you with a beautiful facility that exceeds your expectations. Contact us today to request your free quote.

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