Synthetic Turf Sports Field with AirDrain Drainage Ralph Stocker Stadium
Synthetic turf installation project at the Ralph Stocker Stadium of the Park Improvement Advisory Board and was joint funded by the majority of the members, including; School District 51, Mesa State College, JUCO and the City of Grand Junction. The total cost of the project was approximately $850,000 and was contracted to the Kiewit Building Group.
The new surface is the same type of surface being used on many athletic fields around the country, including professional, collegiate, high schools and other municipalities, all atop an AirDrain system.
Opening in 1949, Ralph Stocker Stadium is the 8,000 seat home of the Colorado Mesa football team. Stocker Stadium is ran by the City of Grand Junction and is also the home of high school football. Other activities held on the field include high school and college commencements, and the Western Colorado Marching Band Festival.
The field is lit for the Mavericks to play night games in the early part of the hot, fall season in Grand Junction. The field is covered in the latest brand of field turf and is set up on a great draining system the AirDrain from AirField Systems that requires reduced maintenance.
In 2011, Stocker Stadium underwent an $8.6 million renovation including TV ready lights, expanded seating area, new press box, luxury suite, concourse, restrooms, and concession stands.
No other product stacks and ships more compactly, reducing the number of trucks and the amount of fuel required to transport to a job site to 2 trucks on a 95k sqft. project. Don’t forget shipping costs AirDrain cant be beat!
Installing the AirField System results in a more stable surface area and a more consistent GMAX across the project. AirDrain’s delivers a 14.7% reduction on cement and a 19% reduction on an aggregate base in GMAX. And that reduction and consistency will stay for the life of the field with AirDrain .
There is a big difference between real world drainage on an installed project and some manufacturers claims of drainage per hour, where they run water through their product being held vertically in the air and claim drainage per hour. AirDrain drainage can’t be beat by anyone’s product period.
AirDrain’s strength and durability allow it to be used under multiple turf replacements on the project.
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To discuss your sports construction project, call AirField Systems at (405) 359-3775.