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Facility Planning for Lacrosse

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When setting out to develop and design a lacrosse facility, there are a few factors that are important to keep in mind. First, creating the best possible experience for players and fans alike. Second, establishing the necessary amenities your facility will need to attract teams and fans of the sport. And lastly, securing the best quality per dollar spent. In this article, the experts at Sports Facilities Advisory will discuss facility planning and how design can help to create a successful lacrosse sports complex.

Lacrosse Facility Design Goals

There are a few basic design goals that every lacrosse facility should plan before construction begins. Some of these goals include:

  • Playing Field Quality – As artificial turf technology continues to improve, more facilities are deciding to opt for artificial turf in lieu of grass. While upfront investment costs are often higher than grass, reduced upkeep costs can often make up the difference. In addition, artificial turf can create a more consistent playing surface in comparison to grass.
  • Field Orientation – Sunlight is always determining the best player experience for outdoor fields. Keeping the sun out of the players’ eyes is best done by designing a north-south orientation for playing fields. This ensures that a rising or setting sun won’t interfere with your players’ ability to see the ball during games.
  • Fan Seating Experience – Many lacrosse fields leave seating up to fans by allowing fans to bring their own seating. However, the most successful lacrosse facilities are best designed with well-placed bleachers. Not only will you save your visitors from having to lug around their own chairs, but bleachers optimize available seating and allow more people to come watch the excitement.
  • Parking Space – Parking space is often overlooked by sports facilities and tacked on at the end of the design process. However, parking is a major factor in the quality of the fan experience. Sports facilities that design easy to access parking lots a short distance from the field report higher visitor satisfaction.

Contact Sports Facilities Advisory Today

If you are interested in designing the ideal lacrosse facility in your region, contact the experts at Sports Facilities Advisory today. Our team has helped hundreds of sports facilities move from concept to opening successfully. To learn more about what we can offer your project call us today at 727-474-3845.

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