Atlantic Outdoor Athletic Facility Improvements

Atlantic, IA

All projects
Aerial view of the Trojans Bowl football field
Atlantic Trojans Bowl view from overhead
Atlantic baseball field with softball field in the background
Connection between Atlantic softball and baseball fields
Aerial view of the High School soccer field and track
Overall all view of the High School soccer field including tennis courts

The Atlantic Community School District completed a three-phase upgrade to their outdoor athletic venues providing their students with exceptional, state of the art facilities.  The first phase and centerpiece was the complete restoration of their treasured Trojan Bowl.  The restoration respected the historic characteristics of the football stadium while at the same time making the playing surface safer, solving persistent storm water problems, and bringing the track and field up to high school standards.

Another major achievement was to completely restore the District’s baseball and softball diamonds in their original location alongside a steep hill where spectators can enjoy the games.  This new facility updated playing fields, lighting, stands and press boxes.

The third phase was to convert their existing High School field from a natural grass playing surface to a synthetic turf field used for both soccer and football.  The track was also resurfaced and a new tennis facility was constructed with four courts, fencing and lighting.  New concessions/restroom facilities were also added at each venue.

Design Insight

Leading the Atlantic District through an assessment of their outdoor athletic facilities and supporting them throughout the bond vote, frk was a vital component in the success of an ambitious vision for the Atlantic community.