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UMW Competition Athletic Field

Client: University of Mary Washington

Location: Fredricksburg, VA

Project Information:
The project was part of a $2,000,000 facilities improvements program which included the design of a synthetic turf multi-purpose athletic field that replaced a natural grass field. The regulation size field accommodates NCAA competition play for field hockey, soccer, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse.


Project Challenges:

  • Satisfying the specific needs of each sport in regards to surface playability, field material specifications and striping hierarchy
  • Meeting DCR storm water management requirements
  • Infiltration rates/soils
  • Displacement and use interruption of two natural turf fields
    Condensed construction schedule
  • Winter weather impacts on construction schedule

Services included:

  • Athletic facilities planning
  • Land Surveying
  • Civil Engineering