Sports Turf Completes Running Track and Field Facility at the University of West Alabama
Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, is proud to announce it has completed the running track and field athletic facility at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL. The scope of the project included the construction of an 8-lane running track and field events, natural grass soccer field, lighting, locker rooms, fencing, and concrete work.
Sports Turf constructed an 8-lane running track on the University of West Alabama’s campus as well as a shotput pad and landing area, long jump/ triple jump runway and hammer throw pad to accommodate collegiate events. The tigers’ new running track facility features the World-Class Surfacing, Rekortan M99. The IAAF approved, impermeable track surface, Rekortan M99, is installed by first paving the basemat layer of the sandwich style system. The base layer consisting of SBR rubber granules bound in polyurethane is topped with a seal coat, fluid polyurethane topcoat and a broadcast of EPDM rubber granules. The Olympic Level surfacing features APT’s unique polyurethane micro-foam that significantly increases force reduction, making it a top surface in the world.
“We’re honored to provide the University of West Alabama’s athletic program with new, high level athletic facilities for both the track and field and soccer programs,” said Sports Turf Company President Todd Wiggins. “This designated facility utilizing high-level surfacing and design is really a show piece for the university.”
Sports Turf also constructed a high-level natural grass soccer field inside the Tigers’ new 8-lane running track. The field features an eight-inch USGA sand rootzone over a gravel blanket with lateral drain lines. TifTuf Bermudagrass was installed to increase the durability of the stadium’s playing surface and to help with maintenance due to this variety’s lower need for water and fertilizer to provide a high-quality field. This elite natural grass field will be able to receive a large amount of rain and traffic while remaining playable all season.