SUNY Purchase College Multi-purpose Athletic Field Facility

In early 2023, SUNY Purchase College retained BBS Landscape Architecture & Site Design Group for the planning, design and development of a new multi-purpose synthetic turf field. The project scope also included site storm water management system design, new Musco sports lighting,  improvements to field access and new ADA-compliant walkways, and the provision of a raised, pre-fabricated spectator grandstand with integrated press-box, equipment storage, dugouts, and a bullpen.

The existing conditions of some of the  athletic facilities at the SUNY Purchase athletic complex deteriorated over time and the natural-surface fields became insufficient for the needs of the year-round athletic programs. Following the successful upgrade of the main baseball/multi-use field in 2013/2014, the existing 138,000-SF natural turf field was re-designed as a multi-purpose synthetic turf combination field to accommodate soccer, softball, and lacrosse.

BBS proposed a synthetic turf field system featuring the monofilament turf product designed specifically for contact sports such as lacrosse or soccer. A 10-FT warning track runs the perimeter of the entire playing surface, encapsulating the main field with line markings for (3) sports, as well as a small lacrosse practice field in the western section of the area. A new 500-seat, raised, pre-fabricated grandstand structure, set on concrete footings and gravel base, was designed complete with an integrated press-box and equipment storage underneath. As the field sits on the gentle slope between  two neighboring sports fields, the access walkways along with security lighting were designed to provide a barrier-free, safe access path to the adjacent parking lot and fields.

Other support infrastructure includes new wireless scoreboard systems, ballfield dugouts with team seating and equipment storage, (2) bullpen and (2) batting-cage training areas, a portable homerun fence, perimeter chain-link fencing with lockable gates, new sports flood-lights (Musco – Structure Green) with energy-saving fixtures, reduced light-spill, and enhanced glare-prevention.

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