Vikings Athletic Complex, Spartanburg School District 7

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Spartanburg School District 7 sought the creativity and experience of McMillan Pazdan Smith to solve a difficult problem: balancing growing athletic department needs with limited space and money.

Our team’s comprehensive plan created a well-ordered system of carefully designed fields for physical education, intramural games, inter-scholastic sports, and community use. Fields that had been previously overused were resurfaced with state-of-the-art artificial turf that extended play throughout the day, week, and year, making it easy to conduct football practice in the afternoon and soccer games in the evening. The artificial turf also allowed for the addition of new sports such as lacrosse.

Utilizing sustainable design practices and despite financial constraints, we were able to include six new tennis courts, a new tennis viewing area for fans, three new multi-purpose fields, new concession stands, a new press box, wireless scoreboards, and a well-lit pedestrian avenue called Viking Way.