Worldwide Turf Installs Amazing Field at Durham College
Durham College (DC) and its Athletics department are pleased to share that construction on a new women’s softball facility at the Oshawa campus completed renovation in late 2020. The facility, which includes a 100-per-cent synthetic Sporturf playing surface with an underlay shock pad for safety. This field became the new home of DC’s award-winning women’s softball program.
The new softball facility will give DC the ability to host provincial, national, and international games and special showcase camps, as well it will house new campus recreational programs for students. A seating capacity of 400 people, including 100 VIP seats, and a custom press box at the top of the stadium bleachers will allow for live streaming of home games and VIP hosting.
Replacing the current halogen light system is a state-of-the-art MUSCO LED energy-efficient stadium lights to eliminate light spill. This new feature will also provide the capability to match light requirement levels for broadcast TV.
“I am so excited to see this facility become a reality,” said DC athletic director Ken Babcock. “We will have an amazing new home for our highly successful championship women’s softball program and with our colder climate and weather, the artificial turf will allow us to extend the playing season on both ends. This will soon be the best place to play women’s softball in the country.”
Other features of the new softball facility include team studio dugouts, dual batting tunnels for training, bullpens, a new scoreboard, maintenance storage and equipment, coaches’ room and an umpire change room. New team change rooms will be completed during Phase 2 of the project, which is estimated to begin summer 2021.
About Worldwide Turf
Worldwide Turf Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated family business, founded in 2008 by Steve Halbert. We specialize in constructing and installing synthetic turf fields, multi-sport complexes, and indoor athletic facilities. The team at Worldwide Turf Inc. are some of the most competent and capable in the industry.
This is our framework to deliver the best in class quality products at a competitive price, with the expertise to build and install sports fields up to and including exclusive FIFA certifiable products from Green Fields, and provide the highest level of service to ensure customer satisfaction.