It’s hard to know exactly what should and shouldn’t be upgraded when making a sports facility investment. It’s even harder to find a contractor who is not only competent about the rules and regulations that each sport requires, but can also provide high-quality construction that puts the safety of the players first. At American Athletic Track and Turf, we are dedicated to providing all athletes on the East Coast with safe facilities founded on a love for athletic sports. Learn more about how to make your investment count.
Evaluating Your Sports Facility
When figuring out how to make the most out of your upgrades, you should first evaluate your space for safety and playability. All sports surfaces will eventually wear down, making it difficult for players to use. That’s why it’s so crucial to invest in the most important upgrades so you can provide a safe environment for players to practice and compete in.
By evaluating your sports facility, you will have the chance to identify what exactly needs to be done to your field, making sure to put safety and playability features first. You will also be able to come up with a more accurate budget for your upgrades, and you can have a realistic expectation as to how it will turn out. When evaluating your sports facility, it’s important to consider:
- The age of your facility
- How much the facility gets used
- The current type of surface (cinder, asphalt, latex, polyurethane, etc.)
- The current type of construction (asphalt, concrete, etc.)
- The condition of the surface
- Bubbling, voids, or delamination
- Any existing fencing or drainage
- What kind of field events are taking place at the track (long jump, pole vault, high jump, etc.)
- Natural or synthetic surface
- Plans for synthetic surfaces in the future
- Electric or water sources crossing the field
When evaluating your sports facility, it can be helpful to use a diagram to mark the locations of damage. That way, you’ll have an accurate idea as to what exactly needs to be fixed, how much work needs to be done, and what it might cost.
High School and Collegiate Sports Standards
When investing to upgrade your sports facility, it’s important to hire a contractor who understands the specific standards that your track must meet. For high school and collegiate sports, there are different requirements that your facility must have in order to be eligible to set records. The requirements are always changing, and they can vary between high school and college sports, so finding a contractor who is familiar with these standards can make the construction process a lot easier for you. To learn more about how American Athletic can implement these guidelines along with high-quality and safe design, take a look at our case studies.
Choose American Athletic Track and Turf
American Athletic is here to serve you with quality service that can help you make the most out of your sports facility investment. We will take care of everything from layout, project management, maintenance, site work, and more. Serving the East Coast including New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and beyond, we are ready to deliver a sports facility that your players deserve. If you’re ready to start making upgrades to your facility, request a quote. To learn more about our services, contact us today.