Lakeside Field Improvements

Project Status: COMPLETED

Construction start: June 2015
Completion: December 2015

Project Description & Statistics

The Lakeside Field Improvements project will replace the existing Field Hockey and Soccer/Lacrosse fields with synthetic turf playing surfaces. The project also includes converting the south grass athletic/recreation field to a synthetic turf surface striped for Football. To make space for the new 100-yard field, the existing soccer/lacrosse field will be shifted slightly north which will require moving the existing bleachers and game operations booth north as well. New sports lighting will be provided for the field hockey field, and will made available for scheduled competition and recreational use.

The project also includes upgrades to electrical infrastructure with pedestrian lighting improvements and asphalt walk improvements for the existing lakefront pedestrian path. To complete these improvements, the Soccer/Lacrosse and grass intramural fields and lakefront pedestrian path will be closed from June 2015 through December 2015.

Project Team

Project Management

Bonnie Humphrey, Director Facilities Design & Construction
Kory Burton, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers & Consultants

Architect: Perkins & Will
Landscape Architect: SmithGroupJJR
Sports Consultant: HOK
MEP Engineers: Affiliated Engineers
Pre-Construction Consultant: Mortenson

General Contractors

Ragnar Benson is the general contractor for the soccer/lacrosse and practice Football field.
Mortenson is the general contractor for the field hockey pitch.

Contact Information

All inquiries should be directed to:

Kory Burton, Project Manager
Northwestern University
Facilities Design and Construction
2020 Ridge Ave., Suite 270
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-815-4746