Design & Project Management Teams Selected to Build World-Class Sports Field in Placer County

(ROSEVILLE, Calif.) July 30, 2015 — Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc. has reached its first major milestone in the building and development of its brand new, state-of-the-art Regional Sports Complex in Roseville.

Today the organization announced the hiring of LPA Inc. to design the complex and Griffin Structures and Coastal Partners, LLC to serve as co-project and construction managers. "With LPA, Griffin Structures and Coastal Partners, we are partnering with three companies with excellent track records in design and construction," said Placer Valley Tourism CEO David Attaway. "We strongly believe this trio will build a sports complex that our entire region will truly be proud to call its own."

The complex, set to open in late 2017, will feature 10 to 12 artificial multi-use sports fields for a variety of amateur sports, including lacrosse, soccer, football, rugby, Ultimate Frisbee and other long field-specific sports teams. The complex will cater primarily to youth sports leagues.

"The Regional Sports Complex will become a world class multi-sports complex, with up to 12 multi-sport fields, youth play areas, picnic areas, concession and clubhouse building, an extensive open space and regional trail network, and adjacent commercial opportunities," said Kevin Sullivan, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C and Principal at LPA. "We are honored to be a part of a project that will not only be a sports and recreation destination, but a place that will bring the community together for a variety of events year round."

Joint funding from the City of Roseville and Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc. will allow for local teams and programs to use the fields during the week and non-tournament weekends, while specific weekend dates would be held for tournaments.

Griffin Structures, Inc., a program and construction manager with offices in Northern and Southern California, is partnering with Coastal Partners, Inc. to manage the design construction of the sports park complex to be built along the western edge of the Roseville city limits.

"This is a great example of an innovative public-private partnership and collaboration between the Placer Valley Sports Complex organization and the City of Roseville," said Roger Torrerio, President of Griffin Structures. "We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting project that will result in a world-class, 55-acre sports complex serving athletes from not just in Placer County, but from all over the country."

Coastal Partners, headquartered in Roseville, has had great success in Placer County spending the last 20 years focusing on office, industrial and hospitality development.

"Coastal Partners and Griffin Structures coming together on a joint effort will ensure the project is built to the highest of quality and sustainability standards," said Coastal Partners CEO Brett Baumgarten. "Our team has a great understanding in how to navigate local development procedures, while Griffin Structures has extensive experience in public-private partnerships and in building parks and sports complexes."

With estimated annual hotel stays of 25,000 and a direct economic impact between $8 million and $12 million for lodging, transportation, retail, restaurants and entertainment for Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, the Regional Sports Complex will generate a significant boost in sales and job opportunities for Placer County.

"We believe the community should be involved from the start of the project, because these are the very people who will use the fields for various athletic competitions," Arash Izadi, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C and Associate at LPA. "With a mix of expert and community design input, the Regional Sports Complex will set the standard for design and environmental responsibility for these types of projects."

The artificial turf fields and drought-tolerant landscaping at the sports complex will meet California water directives to reduce use by 35 percent, as less water will be needed to operate the facility compared to similar sports centers.

To increase the safety of participants and spectators, a minimum of 850 parking spaces will be located on the south end of the complex to reduce the number of cars driving in high pedestrian traffic areas.

About The Regional Sports Complex

The Regional Sports Complex, located on the southeast corner of Blue Oaks Boulevard and Phillip Road in Roseville, California, will serve youth and amateur soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby and various other long field-specific sports teams. The $35 million jointly funded project between Placer Valley Tourism and the City of Roseville features 10 to 12 multi-use state-of-the-art artificial turf fields. The sports complex will have an annual direct economic impact between $8 million and $12 million, and will result in 25,000 hotel room stays for Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln. The fields will be built and operated under Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc.

About Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc.

Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc. (PVSC) specific purpose is to erect and maintain public buildings and other public works consisting of a long field sporting complex on land owned by the City of Roseville, and to operate the sporting complex for, and on behalf or, the City, thereby lessening the burden of the City to provide recreational facilities for the public.​​

About Placer Valley Tourism

Placer Valley Tourism is a Business Improvement District that serves South Placer County and the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln. The BID operates to help generate incremental room night stays in hotels within Placer Valley Tourism's geographic footprint through various youth and amateur sports events. PVT's aim is to coordinate community and sports with the best hospitality options in the region. PVT is a nonprofit and classified as a 501(c)6.

About LPA Inc.

Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 280 employees with offices in San Antonio and Irvine, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose, California. The firm provides services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering and graphics. There is no "Sustainability Director," at LPA. Instead, nearly 70 percent of the professionals are LEED accredited, including the Human Resources Director, CFO, and several other support staff. With extensive experience in public and private architecture, LPA designs a diversity of facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities to corporate and civic establishments. More than 600 major design awards attest to LPA's commitment to design excellence. For more information, visit

About Griffin Structures, Inc.

Founded in 1981, Griffin Structures, Inc., is a diversified and fully integrated real estate services company that specializes in program and construction management, and which provides a full range of public facilities delivery components. Services which we offer on a tailored, menu basis include planning, needs assessment, programming, financial analysis, traditional construction management, owner representation / program management, and program management "at risk." We have the capability to provide our clients with an "every step of the way" full spectrum of proven project delivery services. One of our proudest accomplishments is the long tenures of our principals, many of whom have been with Griffin since its inception.

About Coastal Partners, LLC.

Founded in Sacramento, California in 2004, Coastal Partners, LLC is a national real estate firm focusing on the successful acquisition and development of office and industrial properties. With additional offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Memphis, Coastal Partners, LLC has built a solid reputation for quality projects and outstanding service, with an extensive portfolio of buildings and land for sale, lease, build-to-suit and lease-to-own. By pursuing value-added opportunities, whether by acquisition and redevelopment or ground-up construction, Coastal Partners delivers high quality industrial and office space to some of the largest companies in the United States. Our progressive approach is based on the belief that our tenants are our partners, and we strive to maintain long-term relationships with all our clients.

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