Middletown High School

Middletown High School

Middletown, N.Y.

Project Description

The Enlarged City School District of Middletown had been plagued over the past several years by low graduation rates, minimal student-athlete participation and high absentee rates. It was nearly put on the state’s watch list for poor-performing schools. District leadership envisioned an athletic facility that would make a lasting difference for the high school, its students and the surrounding community.

Faller Field began with the installation of a fully poured all-weather track, equipped with an embedded timing system that instantly displays results on the new high-definition video scoreboard. Synthetic turf was chosen for maintenance and operations savings over an extended period of time while allowing substantially increased facility use. After testing was performed, the main turf field became one of only seven in the United States to receive the 1 Star FIFA-certified rating. (Of the other six, five are at universities, and one is at a professional soccer stadium.)

Surrounding features include a freestanding concessions stand, enclosed bleacher seating for 3,500 spectators, a field house with locker rooms and a press box with a video deck that serves fields on each side of the complex. An entryway was included to engage the surrounding neighborhood and create a statement to visitors.


Project Details

Architect: RSA Architects; Syracuse, N.Y.
Landscape Architect: Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture; Syracuse, N.Y.
Seating Capacity: 3,500
Construction Cost: $11 million
Occupancy: September 2008

Baseball Backstops: Merchant Metals

Baseball Backstops: Merchant Metals

Baseball Backstops: Merchant Metals

Bleachers/Grandstands: Dant Clayton Corp.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Dant Clayton Corp.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Dant Clayton Corp.

Flooring: Ston-hard Epoxy Resinous Flooring

Flooring: Ston-hard Epoxy Resinous Flooring

Flooring: Ston-hard Epoxy Resinous Flooring

Football Goal Posts: Sportsfield Specialties Inc.

Football Goal Posts: Sportsfield Specialties Inc.

Football Goal Posts: Sportsfield Specialties Inc.

Lighting: Musco Lighting

Lighting: Musco Lighting

Lighting: Musco Lighting

Lockers: Lyon Workspace Products

Lockers: Lyon Workspace Products

Lockers: Lyon Workspace Products

Scoreboards: Eversan Inc.

Scoreboards: Eversan Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Global Fitness Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Global Fitness Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Global Fitness Inc.

Soccer Goals: Kwik Goal Ltd.

Soccer Goals: Kwik Goal Ltd.

Soccer Goals: Kwik Goal Ltd.

Sound Systems: BOSE

Sound Systems: BOSE

Sound Systems: BOSE

Sports Surfaces: Beynon Sports Surfaces

Sports Surfaces: Beynon Sports Surfaces

Track & Field Equipment: UCS Inc.

Track & Field Equipment: UCS Inc.


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