The monumental task of designing a regional athletic destination required creating 18 synthetic multi-sport fields encompassing a span of 173 acres, into one of the largest active artificial turf projects in the country and included extensive multi-use amenities. ISG partnered to transform the greenfield site into a live, work, and play destination, estimated to bring 1 million new visitors over five years for tournaments, sports training, programs, and league play.
ISG’s work for Sanford Sports Complex includes five baseball fields, five softball fields, 10 soccer/lacrosse/multi-purpose fields, three restroom and concession buildings, 900+ parking spaces, shade structures, lighting, special pavements, bleacher seating, native landscaping, and unique seating berms, creating one of the most sought-after outdoor athletic complexes in the Midwest.
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“The community has responded really well, especially the kids. They feel like they're in big league parks. Sports will engage more individuals, families, and communities in a shared activity more than anything out there in the world. You get to see a lot more hope out there for kids. People are really enjoying the sports complex and the community has rallied behind with the support, the participation in little leagues and soccer and lacrosse is really growing; it's been really fun to watch. And to have outdoor playability, whether it's early April or late November is something we didn’t have in the past. ISG has been great to work with from top to bottom. The design, talent, skill set, knowledge, and technology were all top of the list as far as firms that we've worked with in the past. But also the team had the ability to meet here on campus, interact with us, ask questions, and challenge us in in a positive manner to really get the best out of us. As you're walking through the animation and the visuals, we were able to help cast a dream, a vision of what we were trying to accomplish to others. ISG visualizations were key in making the decisions to move forward.”