Grand Park Sports Complex
Building an economy and a legacy for the City of Westfield
Challenge: Develop a 400-acre sports campus while maintaining the unique architectural aesthetics of Westfield, serve the community, and navigate potential problems with a nearby airfield.
Solution: RQAW was charged with helping the City develop an architectural aesthetic for the new, 400-acre sports campus. The new facilities were expected to reinforce the aesthetic qualities of the City and serve multiple user groups, including public, maintenance staff, campus administration, coaches, referees, and medical personnel. The concession buildings were designed to have an upper level observation area for scouting and coaching. The first levels include full-service concession space, storage, and restrooms. The maintenance buildings include public safety offices, administrative functions, referee areas, restrooms, and a clinic. The two building types (nine total buildings) at Grand Park were designed to be durable for heavy public use and yet architecturally complementary to the surroundings, accommodating many different uses for the more than 500,000 visitors and users that attend events each year. Due to the park’s proximity to a privately owned airfield, RQAW also assisted with obtaining FAA permits for the high-mast lighting used to illuminate the outdoor fields throughout the park.
HIGHLIGHTSSize: 400 Acres