Santa Ana USD, in conjunction with KYA, designed a Premier football facility, field, and practice field. A multi-faceted system was chosen to resolve the common market issue of base failure. Thus, providing a high-quality field with maximum life expectancy.


Background: The client approached KYA with a design request for multiple fields as part of their Sports Complex Modernization Project. Their interest was in cutting edge technology to provide their District and the community the best field with consistent playability, longevity and safety while adhering to their budget. The previous natural grass fields were failing and not maintaining district standard requirements.

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Method of Approach: A joint task force was established to collectively investigate, specify and ensure high district standards at all times. Other requirements included qualified installation adhering to stringent timelines and consistent quality control throughout. Manufacturers, Designers, Site Engineers, Project Managers and Coordinators worked together to ensure the highest standard of quality was met. From the concrete encased drainage system to the engineered base, to the crowned asphalt substrate over which CMS panels were laid and finally custom turf installed with infill distributed and first maintenance applied, quality control measures were stringently adhered to with each process.


Results: A complete Premier sports installation that all who play on will safely enjoy for a long time...

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