Submitted by O.C. Jones & Sons

This project involved reconfiguring the existing California State University, East Bay’s football stadium field in Hayward into an NCAA-level soccer field. The facility is also the new home field of the local Women’s Professional Soccer Team, the FC Gold Pride.

In addition to reconfiguration of the athletic field, the running track was reconstructed, new drainage systems installed and access improvements made. The project was turn-key and handed over in time and under budget for opening day ceremonies for the FC Gold Pride.

The project schedule required demolition and excavation of the existing stadium field at the height of a particularly wet rainy season. The design recognized potential delays associated with wet weather work and provided for a chemical lime treatment of the site after initial excavation. Extreme wet conditions during initial earthwork operations had to be overcome.

To ensure the safety of all concerned, the project team had to constantly be aware of and appreciate the needs of all parties as work progressed on the project. The project site was located on the campus of CSU East Bay and took place while classes were in session.

During construction, the project team experienced unknown existing utilities and partnered to modify the construction in the field to solve all conflicts. Despite the various challenges, the project team provided the turn-key field on time and under budget.

Project Team

Developer/Owner: California State University, East Bay, Hayward
General Contractor: O.C. Jones & Sons Inc., Berkeley
Civil Engineer: Verde Design Inc., Santa Clara
Subcontractors: MF Maher, Vallejo; Fieldturf, Montreal; California Track & Engineering, Fresno; David Grinding Co., Antioch; S&S Fence Co., Sacramento; Tennyson Electric, Livermore; F3 & Associates Inc., Benicia