Sportsfield Outfits Top Track & Field Facilities
In December 2019, both Verde Design of Santa Clara, CA and GeoSurfaces Southeast DBA Medallion Athletics of Mooresville, NC were honored with ASBA’s Outstanding Track and Field Facility Award – Both also sourced field equipment from Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. for their projects at Tokay High School and University of Alabama-Birmingham, respectively.
According to Alex Fletcher, West Coast Regional Sales Manager at Sportsfield, Tokay High School in Lodi, CA was faced with deteriorating infrastructure and was out of compliance. The much-needed renovation meant upgrading the facility with a new synthetic turf field with irrigation, stadium lighting, bleachers, and multi-sport field equipment solutions manufactured by Sportsfield Specialties.
“Tokay’s facility went from being compromised by significant structural problems and outdated equipment, to becoming a state-of-the-art, award winning facility – something to be proud of,” said Fletcher. Among the field equipment provided by Sportsfield was a discus shotput cage and throw ring; JumpForm® long and triple jump forming system with aluminum covers; and high jump and pole vault standards and landing pads. Additionally, GoalPak® Combination Football / Soccer Goals with the SG2S® anchoring systems were installed on the multi-use field.
“The new facility is the kind of athletic venue that serious student athletes can compete on and prepare for college level competition,” said Fletcher.
For the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, the new NCAA Division 1 collegiate track and field complex has made it a premier site for athletic success. The new eight-lane track facility was fully outfitted with Sportsfield’s in-ground equipment which includes; steeplechase water jump pit forming system, adjustable barrier and panel cover; college dual pad tall hammer/discus cage with hinged net stabilizer extension arms, dual hammer/discus ThrowForm®, shot put throw ring & college shot put toe board, college tall discus cage, discus throw ring, 12” long / triple jump take-off boards with polyboard textured surface; and cast aluminum pole vault plant boxes and covers.
“Every competitor that enters the facility is going to know that UAB takes its track & field program seriously,” said Brian Jaeger, Southeast Regional Sales Manager at Sportsfield. “It’s always an honor to contribute to the expansion of collegiate athletic facilities and work with the best designers and installers in the nation to achieve success.”