Elk Grove Multi-Sport Park Complex
Elk Grove, California
Soccer is big in Northern California. In fact, the Elk Grove Youth Soccer League is the largest youth soccer league in the state of California, with over 6000 members. So when the City of Elk Grove decided to build their facility, they turned to the Sport and Recreation experts at LPA. Encompassing over 100 acres at full build out and up to seventy acres within the first phase, the Elk Grove Multi Sport Complex will house the largest quantity of fields in a single location in Northern California with twelve full size 80 x 120 yard fields and four youth fields for a total of sixteen multi-sport fields. Several key features distinguish this facility compared to other regional or national complexes. Rather than focusing exclusively on youth sports, the EGMSC will accommodate all levels of play and is specifically designed to meet the training and competitive needs of professional and semi-professional teams as well as national tournaments.
To further support the professional and league focus of the facility, a 25,000 square foot indoor training complex has been designed and will include key features such as offices, locker rooms, training and recovery/therapy rooms, classroom/conference rooms, a players’’ lounge, laundry and support facilities, retail space for food, beverage and merchandising sales, and restrooms. Other key site features include parking facilities for up to 1300 cars, volleyball courts, tot-lots, picnic areas and an exclusive 80,000 square foot outdoor event space designed for large scale community gatherings. Key sustainable considerations included building and field orientations, storm water treatment and detention, light spill and glare control, sound and noise mitigation and maintaining existing site and regional hydrology.
Phase Two facilities have been designed to accommodate amenities including additional fields, an amphitheater, a stadium for 10,000 spectators, an agricultural museum, outdoor educational areas, passive park space, regional trail connections and agritourism features including space for the Sacramento County Fair.