About this project
Acclaimed Fightin’ Gator Marching Band, aka “The Pride of the Sunshine,” is a first-rate organization. With performances across the country, practice is crucial to the Gator Band’s success. So when it came time to build a field specifically for band practice, UF chose materials and construction partners that match their quality standards. Finished in the first two weeks of October 2018, the field is complete with a top-of-the-line drainage system and field base, synthetic turf FieldTurf Classic HD system, and patented CoolPlay infill layer. The irrigation system, combined with CoolPlay infill, will greatly reduce the heat emitted from the surface giving the band some relief during practice under the full Florida sun.