Lynchburg Hillcats

2017 Outstanding Single Field Facility Award

About This Project

In 2017, SCG Fields was responsible for the complete renovation to the existing playing field at City Stadium for the Lynchburg Hillcats in Lynchburg, Virginia.

SCG Fields performed the complete renovation of this Minor League Baseball field. The demolition included stripping, export, and disposal of all soils and sod from the existing playing field. Once removed, SCG established subgrade and began construction on the playing field, skinned infield, bullpens, and warning track. SCG completed the installation of a newly constructed subdrainage piping system and installation of new catch basin structure outside of the playing field.

The new field profile features a 10” USGA rootzone layer over a 4” gravel layer, and lateral drainage lines that flow to the perimeter collector, which massively improved the performance of the field. New warning track, bullpens, infield clay, and uniform sod type provide a high-performance field fit for professionals. The sod, Latitude 36 Bermudagrass with Ryegrass overseed, replaced the previously mixture of grass types that had overrun the old playing surface. The infield, warning track and bullpens were also significantly upgraded with new materials and design. SCG also installed a newly upgraded irrigation system, controller, and software with wireless capability.

Calvin Falwell Field at City Stadium was recognized as a “2017 Distinguished Single Field Facility” by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). It is home to one of the MiLB’s up and coming teams proudly built by SCG Fields.

Project Details

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Type: Professional

Surface: Natural Grass