Princeton University Athletic Fields Master Plan

Princeton University Athletic Fields Master Plan
Utilization of sports facilities continues to increase, and the challenge of maintaining those fields and facilities to reasonable standards of safety and playability becomes more difficult and more expensive.
"…the University’s position has long been that competitive athletics programs can contribute significantly to the teaching and development of students, and all University athletics programs are designed to be in harmony with the essential educational objectives of the institution…Athletics provides opportunities for undergraduates both to understand the rewards that come from dedication to a larger purpose and to develop their personal, physical and intellectual skills."
Excerpt from the Department of Athletics Mission Statement

The availability of outdoor recreation space remains as important to the University as ever, particularly in light of the planned growth in residential enrollment and the traditions and expectations for quality of campus life. The increasing density of buildings and parking, and the limited availability of additional land for development, required an analysis of current and projected program needs, an inventory of existing open space and a flexible and creative approach to providing adequate facilities to accommodate current and anticipated needs.

SportsPLAN Studio completed a sixstep strategic planning process to help the University address its open space needs.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

Intramural Sports Field Complex
Varsity Soccer Stadium and Practice Field
Two New Artificial Turf Practice Fields
Improvements to Princeton Stadium
Improvements to 1952 Stadium
Varsity Football Practice Fields
Project Architect: Joel Leider
Project Cost: $12 million
Owner Reference: Jon Hlafter
Completion Date: 2003
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