The University of Dayton’s VonMohr practice field was built two decades ago with natural grass, restricting its use with weather constraints. The football team didn’t have a dedicated field, so they used local high schools’ synthetic turf fields when conditions were too wet. Sportworks designed and constructed the new field to use a shock absorption pad, providing a safe surface with high performance. Now, the University of Dayton football team has a practice field of their own that they can use 365 days a year.
Sportworks Design led the University of Dayton through the design process. It began with topographic and geotechnical studies, moved to design and permitting, and then stayed heavily involved throughout construction. A key component during the design process was developing a preliminary construction budget early on in design and honing in on those estimates as the design evolved. Working closely with UD throughout the entire design process confirmed that the project would be within the University’s budget on bid day.