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.

We Provide End to End Customer Service

We established our services with complete end-to-end customer service in mind. Our extensive synthetic turf expertise in both outdoor and indoor athletic playing fields enables us to help our customers on any size project, from a professional sports field, building a top-notch training facility, or recycling / replacing an old field that has reached its end of the life cycle.

We have worked with and are committed to supporting both large and small communities across North America. Our team members travel to many areas across the country to help create and build a space you can be proud of. Our Head Office is located in Barrie, Ontario, with a satellite office in Beaumont, Alberta.

Through WWT’S green recycling initiative, all components of the synthetic turf field can be either reused or recycled. This reclamation process results in a considerable decrease in the amount of material heading to the landfill (in addition to providing a considerable cost saving to the customer).

We Value Our Supplier Relationships

We are excited to partner with the world-renowned synthetic turf surface company, Sporturf™. Their in-house, state-of-the-art laboratory provides the ability to develop products that exceed the requirements of all the individual sport’s governing bodies around the world. Safety and performance standards continue to be a priority in product development. WWT is the Canadian dealer for Sporturf™ which includes the exclusive Green Fields FIFA and Combat Turf™ product line.