Spalding University Athletic Complex

In October of 2019, after months of preparation, hard work, problem solving, and execution, the Spalding University Athletic Complex opened. In March of 2020, we accepted our third award from the American Fence Assosiation (AFA) at FenceTech ‘20 in Salt Lake City, Utah for our work at Spalding. The AFA Pro-Award for Commercial Multi-Use recognizes the best execution of more than one discipline of fencing. We are honored and proud to have won this prestigious award for two years in a row. Our scope of work on this project displayed our versatile skill set as both fence contractors and sports equipment installers.

Spalding’s brand new facility consisted of  3 synthetic turf fields, including 2 multi-sport fields (soccer, lacrosse, & field hockey) and 1 softball field. The complex also has 2 batting cages.

We installed the following fence and sports products:

Perimeter Fence

  • 2,288’ of 8’ tall aluminum ornamental fence
  • 5 ornamental gates (1 – 4’ pedestrian, 2 – 10’ & 2 – 16’ double-drive)

Softball Fields

  • 872’ of 8’ tall, black vinyl-coated chain link fence
  • 1 – 16’ double-drive gate & 4 pedestrian gates
  • 2 – 20’ tall foul poles
  • 360’ of safety top-cap on outfield fence
  • 82’ of backstop padding on installed CMU wall
  • Installed 390’ of 13’ tall netting suspended 7’ in the air to prevent home runs from going into the street or parking lot; netting an be raised and lowered for seasonal use

Softball Backstop

  • 30’ tall x 85’ long outboard backstop net
  • Set 10 5/8” x 42’ posts to proper elevations to suspend netting system in place
  • Netting can be lowered and raised for seasonal use

Batting Cages

  • Installed 2 – 55’ long x 14’ tall x 15’ wide batting cages
  • Nets attach to cable run at top and bottom of posts 

Multi-Sport Netting

  • 1,365’ of 20’ tall netting
  • All posts are sleeved in ground and removable
  • Netting can be lowered and raised to remove for seasonal use, repairs, etc. 
  • Netting consisted of smaller mesh on bottom 10’ & larger mesh on top 10’Spalding University Athletic Complex