UMO Athletic Field Turfs

Orono, Maine

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Owner

University of Maine System

Project Type

Athletic Field

Engineer

Sebago Technics
One Chabot Street
PO Box 1339
Westbrook, ME 04098-1339
(207) 856-0277

Start / Finish

March 2008 - October 2008

Description / Significance

The project consisted of the installation of artificial turf on Morse Football Field and Mahaney Baseball Diamond at the University of Maine, and construction of a brand new field hockey field.

Field Hockey Field:

  • Tilling & grubbing 1,400 cubic yards of existing topsoil
  • Installing approximately 1,100 feet of perimeter drainage piping and structures along 2000 feet of J-drain
  • Imported 1,400 cubic yards of sand drainage buffer layer and 2,000 cubic yards of a stone drainage layer

Morse Field:

  • Installation of a 40’ steel/wood bridge to span the track to allow heavy traffic to access the football field without traveling on the existing rubber track that surrounds the field
  • Slipform curbing placed on either side of the field
  • Installation of synthetic Field Turf surface, custom logos, and rubber /sand infill mixture completed the field

Mahaney Diamond:

  • Crews stripped 1,700 cubic yards of topsoil
  • Removal of 5,500 cubic yards of excavation and 7,000 linear feet of J-Drain and storm drain piping required to adequately drain the field
  • 4,000 cubic yards of stone placed and finegraded
  • Installation of synthetic Field Turf and rubber/sand infill completed the project