The Our Process from Beacon !

We âre with you every step.

Renovating and constructing the perfect field involves many steps where expertise and perfection is required. That’s why we promise to devote full attention and guidance to you through every step of the process. Beacon will be by your side through 1)Planning, 2) Design, 3) Specification, 4) Installation, and 5) Ongoing Support.

1. PLANNING

We often get a call well before any official lines are drawn or any shovels hit the dirt. Our first step is to fully understand our customer’s goals, as well as their budget parameters. We can advise you on the scope of the project, how to ensure contributors will mesh smoothly, or even determine the best orientation for your field. In these initial stages, we’ll explore the range of possibilities, make product recommendations, provide basic layout drawings as well as other support for preliminary budgeting and fundraising.

Whether the project architect requests standard or custom components, we always consider cost, performance, safety, and maintainability when making recommendations. And, we’re attentive to aesthetics. A beautiful, well-designed facility attracts users and spectators that will ultimately justify your commitment and investment.

Having assisted architects from all over the country, we’ve found our sports field expertise to be a critical ingredient in planning for any project’s success.

2. DESIGN

We know ballfields, and we know what works. We can fit solutions to an existing facility for an upgrade project, or design a new facility from scratch. Your long-term satisfaction relies on getting the design right from the start. We can support the early design stages with advice, CAD drawings, material samples, specifications, and engineering support – including accurate wind load calculations.

Our shop drawings provide a detailed roadmap so installers will know just what to do.

Beacon’s ability to perfectly integratethe backstop netting with our new concrete block wall was critical. The smooth coordination of the entire project was exactly what we needed.

PARK ADMINISTRATORS

Sunset Park, Kimberly WI

3. SPECIFICATION

In our experience, it is very important to offer many different options for materials. We want you to be able to narrow down the options and design the project to fit your needs best. Pre-engineered hardware components ease installation and are designed to last. Engineered with mother nature in mind, our products withstand excessive winds of up to 90 mph and stand up to harsh, snowy northern climates. We can offer a range of materials that brings you the best combination of price and quality that is unmatched by any other company.

Our In-Line Netting Systems are a huge upgrade for spectators compared with looking through an old chain link fence. In-line netting is available in permanent or lift & tension systems to ensure your net won’t sag, allowing it to hang more evenly. Taking it up a notch, our Tie-Back Netting Systems move the support poles down the line and behind spectators, creating an ideal view without obstructions. The offset poles offer the absolute best spectator experience.

We can also create custom batting cages and dugouts designed exactly to the specifications you need. It is extremely important to us that the materials we provide are the right fit for job, and that’s why we create materials specific to your field or facility and help you all the way through installation. We go the extra mile by adding innovative, customized solutions to make your project a success.

And, communication is vital. We’ll keep everyone on the same page: architects, contractors, facility managers, and groundskeepers. A key part of keeping your project on budget and on time is a clear materials list with detailed installation requirements. We’ll support you through the entire process from materials delivery to prompt responses to any questions that arise. We work closely with engineers to provide project stamping in all 50 states.

BIDDING

When a project enters the bid process, contractors need to determine the project scope, identify materials and fabricated components to be purchased, and evaluate the labor and equipment needs for completing each stage of the project.

We can respond to bid requests quickly. In many cases we are already tracking a project through the planning stage and have created the bid package before contractors even give us a call. Our bid packages include drawings, instructions, samples, and cost estimates – everything a contractor needs to understand and communicate what will be done.

Our support of contractors during the bid process is only the beginning…

Beacon brought their extensive knowledge of protective netting to our project. With their help, all three stages of net expansions were seamlessly executed, just as we had envisioned.

JEFF FEIST – Architect, Ritterbush-Ellig-Hulsing P.C.

4. INSTALLATION

Support during the bid process smoothly transitions to support during the construction phase. We’re always ready to render submittals, signed & sealed engineering calculations (certified in all 50 states), and any other documentation that may be required before final approval is given.

We’re happy to offer Beacon Construction through our nationwide network of vetted fencing contractors. This can make Beacon your single source installation solution.

Once construction has begun, you may encounter unforeseen issues that need to be resolved. We are often asked to respond to change orders and help with problem-solving. Our project manager is available to support your contractor, including additional installation instruction, material sourcing, and order shipment scheduling & tracking.

Our service obligation to you is not met until the project is complete, the contractor is satisfied, and all project documentation is accepted.

5. ON-GOING SUPPORT

Your project may be complete, but the work is not done.In many respects, the work is only getting started. We make sure to follow up with you to support your ongoing efforts to keep your facility up-to-date and performing as designed. Our catalog and online store feature all the products and materials you’ll need to maintain your new ballfield.

We will make certain field managers and groundskeepers are aware of what products and materials were supplied by Beacon so they’ll know where to get answers about how best to take care of their new facility. Beacon’s Groundskeeper University is available as the only online field maintenance training resource.

Most importantly for peace of mind, we stand behind our installations with a full 1-year guarantee.

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Fargo Park District breaks ground on $77.6 million sports complex !

The 260,000-square-foot project is expected to be completed in 2024 and will benefit more than 13,000 local children in its first year of operation.

 

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Supporters and constituents gather for a photograph and ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday, May 5, 2022, for the 260,000 square-foot Fargo Sports Complex at 6100 38th St. S. Once completed, the complex is expected to serve 600,000 annual visitors.
Michael Vosburg/The Forum.

FARGO, ND — What was once a dream for the city of Fargo is now one step closer to reality.

The Fargo Park District on Thursday afternoon held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 260,000-square-foot sports complex to be located at 6100 38th St. S. in Fargo.

City officials, project partners and investors were all on hand Thursday to stick the first shovels into the ground of the 100-acre property.

“Back in 2016, there was a feasibility study that showed that Fargo needed some indoor recreational facilities,” said Vicki Dawson, board president of the Fargo Park District. “This sports complex will help change that need and help us get to what we need for our community, our children, our adults, our seniors — for everyone.

“The mission of Fargo Parks is to improve the lifestyle of the community through a comprehensive system of parks and programs. This project is the next logical step for that.”

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A rendering of the Fargo Sports Complex is shown. The 260,000-square-foot facility officially broke ground Thursday afternoon. It will be the largest project in the history of the Fargo Park District. JLG Architects rendering.

The facility will feature a full-sized indoor soccer turf, four full-sized basketball courts, administrative offices, a multipurpose community space, a 350-meter indoor walking track and will also house the Sanford POWER program.

Construction on the $77.6 million project is expected to be completed in 2024. Officials estimate that the complex will benefit more than 13,000 local children in its first year of operation and attract more than 600,000 visitors annually.

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney quoted 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps in congratulating the Fargo Park District and project partners on making the complex become a reality.

“I always remember when this dream was started by the park board and which we kind of looked at it,” Mahoney said. “The city commission kind of looks at the park board and asks what are they up to. Then we ask the school board what are they up to and we try to coordinate that a little bit. But I think Michael Phelps talked to them because he said, ‘You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.’ Boy did (the Fargo Park District) get far with this one. I have to congratulate them on dreaming big and coming up with something that will be a game changer in our community.”

Mahoney compared the complex to the Fargodome, noting that the impact it will have on the area could be monumental.

“As you recall, when the Fargodome came along, we weren’t sure what that would do,” Mahoney said. “But we got nine national champions out of that little place, so imagine what this will do with the youth in our community and the ability to be out and about.

“We had one of the worst winters we could’ve ever had this past winter. I kind of wondered, what would it be like if we had this place up and open for us? Whether you know it or not, we get all sorts of national polls that come out here and Fargo is the No. 1 healthiest place in the nation. That’s unbelievable. How can we go any higher than that? But then to have this facility, now we can work out all winter long and keep in shape.”

St. Paul-based McGough Construction Co. will head construction work on the complex, winning the bid with 34 subcontractors back in January. The project is being funded through both private and public fundraising efforts.

Officials also said that aside from recreational opportunities, the facility also has the potential to host multiple other types of events and programs.

“This was a dream that came about and I remember when it first started, I was saying, ‘I wonder if they bit off more than they can chew,'” Mahoney said. “‘I wonder if they’re going to find the partners in the community.’ But once again, our community did things we never expected and came through for us in a big way, and this is going to be fantastic for our community. Fargo has become a destination city where people come, grow, have some fun and so much enjoy our park system.”

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“NEW” Amateur Sports Added !

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We Can Save More Money In 2022 !

* ( 26 Different Amateur Sports ) *

( Teams, Officials, Tournaments, & Facilities ) *

1-800-622-7370

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www.sadlersports.com/soda

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“Proudly Serving The USA/Canada

Since 1981”

www.sportsplexoperators.com

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“Proudly Serving The USA/Canada

Since 1981”

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Field of Dreams: Camden Athletic Complex officially opened. !

Community development project five years in the making comes to fruition

May 2, 2022

By Tom McLaughlin

A field of dreams five years in the making came to fruition today as the Camden Athletic Complex, located at Delaware Avenue and Penn Street on the Camden waterfront, was officially opened.

City of Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen cuts the ceremonial ribbon with the help of Camden youth players, officially opening the Camden Athletic Complex.

Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis, City of Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen and New Jersey Assemblyman Bill Spearman (D-5) were among those who marked the historic day under “pitcher-perfect” skies with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. More than 200 people from the Rutgers–Camden and Camden communities gathered for the event.

“Rutgers is proud to be a partner in helping to launch this county-owned and -operated facility,” said Chancellor Tillis. “These playing fields will provide a home base for our NCAA and club sports. This complex also will provide the families of Camden and Camden County with opportunities to exercise, play, and build healthy communities.”

Chancellor Tillis throws out the first pitch on April 2 on the very diamond where the Scarlet Raptors baseball squad will now play all their home games.

In 2017, the Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the investment of $7.5 million in the redevelopment of the complex, located on the site of the former Campbell’s Field in Camden. The multi-purpose athletic facility include fields for baseball, lacrosse, and track and field to be utilized by Rutgers University–Camden’s NCAA Division III and club teams as well as by the larger Camden community. Camden County owns the property and will manage operations of the complex.

“I am excited to know that community teams will play on the same fields and run on the same track as our Scarlet Raptors,” said Chancellor Tillis. “Everybody wins.”

Jeff Dean, director of athletics and recreation services at Rutgers–Camden, noted what a tremendous asset the sports complex will be to the future of the university’s teams. “Track and field has never had a home at Rutgers–Camden during my time here and baseball has played on the road the last several years,” he said. “It is a fantastic development for these teams as well as our other sports to have the opportunity to practice and play on campus.”