The synthetic turf Band practice field was designed to meet a variety of needs for the Florida State University. First and foremost it needed to stand up to the foot traffic of the band members every afternoon as they practiced their routines on the exact dimensions and field markings of the game day football field. When or after it had rained, the football team would utilize the field as their practice fields would be too wet to practice on. The field had to be extensively researched to find the best available product on the market that would hold up to this traffic each and everyday and at the same time create a safe, playable surface. The markings on the field were designed to match the FSU Football teams’ game day markings so that the band would be able to memorize their routines. Lacrosse markings were also designed into the field for use by the FSU lacrosse team.
The site was in a low lying area which was prone to flooding and extra care was taken to provide the correct amount of drainage from the fields playing surface so that it could be utilized during or immediately after a rain storm.
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