Project:

Fredericksburg Field House
Outdoor Artificial Turf Athletic Fields

Client:

Rappahannock Sports, LLC

Contact:

John Wack | 540.361.4717

Location:

3411 Shannon Park Drive,
Fredericksburg Virginia 22408

Completion Date:

July 2012

Fredericksburg Field House
Outdoor Artificial Turf Athletic Fields

The Fredericksburg Fieldhouse is Central Virginia’s premier indoor and outdoor athletic facility for team sports. Opened in 2005, the Fieldhouse quickly became the facility that many sports could practice in and improve their skills no matter what time of year or what the weather. Today the facility is used for Soccer, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Dodgeball and Quickball. As the success of the facility grew, Rappahannock Sports determined that their existing on site turf field would not support the utilization that they needed to continue to be a world class facility and they made the decision to remove the field and construct a state of the art lighted outdoor artificial turf facility.

Once the decision was made to move forward with the facility the design process began. The original Engineer of Record determined that a completely new site plan would be required to construct the new facilities. This was going to take a great deal of time to design, permit and construct. Instead, Rappahannock Sports turned to Welford Engineering to see if a more expedited process was possible. Our staff developed a strategy to complete the facility using a Site Plan Modification process with the support of Spotsylvania County.

Our team began the design and approval process in November, 2011. In early 2012 the required permits were in place and construction was underway. The completed facility opened for play in the Summer of 2012. The facility incorporates a state of the art artificial surface that permits water to permeate the turf and be collected in an under drain system below the field. Even though additional storm water management facilities were not required to permit the field to be constructed, the County considered the new system to be a Low Impact Development benefit to the site. A full site lighting system, scoreboard, spectator seating and a refreshment facility were all incorporated into the design. Today the field is fully scheduled and is the desired practice and play location in the County.


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