Whether it’s a kid’s t-ball game or a day at the park for a big-league game, few things are more exciting for athletes and fans than game day. If you’re not using the right drainage system at your complex, you risk taking that joy from fans and athletes. You need a drain system that stands up to heavy rain and prevents standing water.
Poor drainage presents a variety of problems for sports fields. As a sports field operator, you could be losing thousands of dollars if you have to cancel games. Beyond the immediate financial hit, you risk long-term effects as well, if your field develops a reputation of poor performance. If your fields get a reputation as being unplayable and unsafe, teams will certainly look elsewhere to play.
Another reason you should have a drain system that keeps your fields dry is to protect turf conditions. Without proper drainage, natural turf fields can be torn up and left unplayable. Water that is not being moved away from the field leads to settling as well. Baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, and football fields that are uneven affect the quality of play.
Most importantly, undrained surface water, uneven fields, and chewed-up turf can lead to critical injuries to players. As a sports complex operator, you have to provide the safest playing conditions possible.