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SPORTS FIELD DESIGN

A defined
immersive program

Our firm specializes in creating sports facilities and playing fields that enhance the athletic experience. The master plan begins with strategic planning, multidisciplinary thinking, and comprehensive knowledge of the processes. We start with the client and stakeholder group to set clear visions, priorities, goals, and alternative solutions for a defined and immersive program. Bremen High School District 228 worked with ARC/CDG to manage the design and construction of four 50,000 Square foot athletic pavilions for its district. These projects came together within four years through a creative and cost-effective process that provided additional upgrades using economies of scale to contract assignments across all four projects. Each state-of-the-art facility incorporates classroom expansions with fieldhouses tailored to 160-meter indoor running tracks, basketball courts, athletic offices, multi-use spaces, fitness rooms, and outdoor playing fields. The new facilities are a premier destination for learning, training, and live sporting events.

ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Optimal training

We merge a broad knowledge of sports-related functions with appropriate designs that convey the dynamics of play. Our approach integrates the student-athletes' full development into their sports program, including classrooms, administrative offices, rehabilitation, and training rooms. We combine branding and technology, fostering athletic programs with a competitive edge that complement the campus aesthetic. The facilities are a physical expression of support for student-athletes while becoming an integral part of their respective communities.

Smart
Engineering

Our goal is to deliver a high-performance athletic surface that is second to none. ARC worked with Concept Development Group, CDG, to develop four sites incorporating new FIFA-quality synthetic turf fields into the Fieldhouse Additions for School District 228, Illinois. Land use for practice fields was significant to the function of the District's Athletic Programs and was susceptible to flooding. The master plan challenged us to design buildings and sports fields without losing land to stormwater management systems like detention or retention ponds. We blended engineering with a creative design to achieve a flood-free underground stormwater management system. This system serves as a base for the turf field that provides concussion resistance design with the state's highest GMAX rating and lowest HIC values.

Smart
Engineering

Our goal is to deliver a high-performance athletic surface that is second to none. ARC worked with Concept Development Group, CDG, to develop four sites incorporating new FIFA-quality synthetic turf fields into the Fieldhouse Additions for School District 228, Illinois. Land use for practice fields was significant to the function of the District's Athletic Programs and was susceptible to flooding. The master plan challenged us to design buildings and sports fields without losing land to stormwater management systems like detention or retention ponds. We blended engineering with a creative design to achieve a flood-free underground stormwater management system. This system serves as a base for the turf field that provides concussion resistance design with the state's highest GMAX rating and lowest HIC values.

Increased
Safety

Player safety is our top priority. Our fields reduce the likelihood of injuries by providing excellent shock absorbency for increased safety. By decreasing the G-max rating from 160 G's, the probability of a traumatic brain injury drops by 50%. The average is 135-924. Our turf fields fall at or well below average. We provide optimal protection and endurance on all our playing fields, engineered and rigorously tested around a player's safety.

THE LOWER THE BETTER

G-MAX
Rating

The internationally recognized HIC Test ensures the surface is protected to avoid head injuries. In conjunction with the HIC Test, G-Max testing assists in preventing bodily injury caused by impact. The deformation test simulates an adult running athlete's heel stride to ensure firmness and comfort under the foot during play. With safety first, our athletes withstand hours of playing and practice time per year.