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Athletic fields : design, construction, and maintenance

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Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
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  • Agricultural Science
  • Design

Abstract

HISTORIC NOTE The publications in this collection do not reflect current scientific knowledge or recommendations. These texts represent the historic publishing record of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences and should be used only to trace the historic work of the Institute and its staff. Current IFAS research may be found on the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) <http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/index.html> site maintained by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. Copyright 2005, Board of Trustees, University of Florida Bulletin 202 "Athletic Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance Charles H. Peacock Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / John T. Woeste, Dean ',\\ N I Athletic Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance Charles H. Peacock* Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / John T. Woeste, Dean Athletic fields play a key role in recreational provisions are very important since these provide activities for people of all ages. The need for high for fast removal of surface water to maintain desir- quality turf that will withstand heavy wear increases able playing conditions. Whenever possible, fields as more facilities are developed and use on existing should be laid out with the axis running north and areas increases. Production and maintenance of a south. A good design will provide for installation of dense, wear-resistant sod is essential to provide an adequate irrigation system, drainage, and proper playing safety by cushioning falls, ensuring good orientation of the field. footing, as well as having a pleasing appearance. Football Fields - Figure 1 shows plans and eleva- Proper construction and maintenance are essential tions of a football gridiron. Proper grading and in establishing and maintaining a healthy, dense contouring provides for rapid removal of excess turf. Too often routine maintenance is neg

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