The Athletic Fields at Port Republic Road include Univeristy Recreation Sprots (UREC) and Intercollegiate Sports (JMU Athletics) campus fields and support buildings for use by James Madison Unverisity (JMU). The facilities expansion and improvements are designed to enhance student life and wellness, student and faculty recruitment, and the image and competitiveness of the University’s athletic programs.
The approximately 60 acre site consists of track and field events, a performance soccer/lacrosse synthetic turf field, a practice soccer/lacrosse synthetic turf field, a practice soccer/lacrosse natural turf field, four tennis courts, two basketball courts, two sand volleyball courts, and an approximately 6 acre synthetic turf multi-purpose field for softball, flag football or soccer.
The project also includes the construction of two gatehouses, two pavilions, two maintenance buildings, grandstands with a press box and support building, and three underground storage structures.
Throughout the site is over 130,000 square feet of retaining walls, over 6 acres of sidewalks, numerous large shade and evergreen trees, an irrigation system, misting stations to cool athletes, and over three and a half miles of ornamental fence.
This project is designed to comply with a Certification Level of “LEED Certified” according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System.