Florida International University Multi-Purpose Practice Fields
The university brought Moss in to construct two multi-purpose recreation/practice fields which will serve both the recreational needs of students engaged in intramural athletics programs, as well as the needs of football and other athletic programs. One of the fields is natural grass and the other is artificial turf. Proper drainage of the playing fields was a top priority in the planning and construction of the surfaces. Specialized LED lighting was employed to illuminate the playing fields without light spillage to surrounding areas. In addition, a small multi-purpose structure with public restrooms, water fountains, vending machines, covered seating area, and athletic and recreational storage was built.
A portion of the neighboring nature preserve was relocated to a faculty-designed wetland on the south side of the site. Special care was taken to move affected plants and wildlife to the new wetland area. The jogging path through the preserve was also reconfigured to pass through the new section of the wetland.
- Natural & artificial turf playing fields
- Enhanced drainage design
- Field focused lighting
- Viewing and storage facilities
- New wetland construction