Sportworks Design provided civil engineering and survey services to widen the historic UC Nippert Stadium to help meet MLS’ 225 SF width requirement. Removing the first two rows of seating helped make a 12-foot run out on the sidelines for throw-ins and signage. Additionally, walls in the back corners of the field were moved back six to seven rows to meet the 225 width.
Sportworks improved the field’s drainage by rolling back the old turf and adding new turf, matching both turfs to create a smooth transition to the steps. Finally, we installed a three-sprinkler irrigation system in one corner of the stadium to cool off the turf hit by the rays reflected off the press box