Renovations to USD’s Fowler Park are being well-received by athletes, fans, and administrators.
SAN DIEGO, California (March 12, 2013) - The newly renovated Fowler Park –University of San Diego’s baseball stadium – held its grand opening ceremony last week to a full house. Among the $13.8MM in renovations were new dugouts, a premier clubhouse with a players’ lounge, and upgrades to Cunningham Field including an 11,000 square foot Matrix® Turf apron. Cunningham Field is named after USD’s previous ballpark – Cunningham Stadium.
Hellas Sports Construction was chosen to install its proprietary synthetic turf system, Matrix Turf Baseball, behind home plate, along the first- and third-base lines, in the bullpens and grandstands. Matrix Turf Baseball is designed specifically for baseball application and requires minimal maintenance while withstanding constant use. The fibers look and perform similar to natural grass, and at first glance, fans don’t notice a difference between the apron’s artificial grass and the natural grass on the rest of the field.
Fowler Park’s iconic new home for the Division I West Coast Conference San Diego Toreros baseball team has only been open for a short time and is already receiving quite a lot of praise. In fact, Rich Hill, the veteran coach of the Toreros who has led them to five West Coast Conference titles and seven NCAA regional tournaments, feels Fowler Park is now the best college ballpark on the West Coast, maybe in the country.
“I’m excited to watch the Toreros play baseball on our turf,” added James Towsley, Vice President of Hellas Sports Construction’s West Division. “Seeing the finished product and witnessing the progress along the way is something I’ll never forget, and I’m happy Hellas was selected to play a part in this project.”
Hellas Sports Construction is a nation-wide sport contractor with a solid reputation for delivering premium-quality sports construction projects across the United States. In addition, Hellas manufactures and installs its proprietary brands of synthetic surfaces for field sports, running tracks and tennis courts, controlling operations from one of several US-based offices. Clients include the NFL Experience, Cowboys Stadium, AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, University of California at Berkeley, Baylor University, Idaho State University, the Alamodome, Northern Arizona University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of San Diego and various other prominent high schools, collegiate institutions, and stadiums.
For more information about Matrix Turf, visit: http://www.matrix-turf.com.
For more information about Hellas Construction, visit: http://www.hellasconstruction.com.