Bishop Chatard Athletic Fields
The project scope involved master planning for significant improvements to the outdoor athletic facilities. The goal of the project was to utilize a very limited site to its fullest potential. All of the athletic fields were resurfaced with synthetic field turf. The baseball field remained in its original location, the multi-purpose stadium took the place of a grassy area that was most often used for football practice and a new softball field was located at the north end of the site. The turf fields were designed with the intent of providing maximum flexibility to accommodate all of Chatard’s athletic teams. For instance, the turf on the baseball field is designed with a pattern in 10-yard increments to allow the football team to practice in the outfield if a soccer game is scheduled in the stadium during the time that the football team needs to practice. The athletic stadium and track will be used for varsity football practice, soccer and lacrosse games, track meets and North Deanery CYO athletics. The reworking of the site allowed the school to expand their student and teacher parking lots and to redirect the traffic flow. In addition, a new building with restrooms, concessions, and storage was built to serve all of the athletic teams. Chatard is the first high school in Indiana to have a full synthetic turf baseball field.