Project Spotlight: Delano Synthetic Fields and Stadium Renovations

By: TrueNorth Steel

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The local high school in Delano, MN decided a renovation to their stadium was in order.  Among the renovations a new detention system was to be installed – under the athletic field!  After consulting with the project engineers and contractors, the school system decided to go with corrugated steel pipe for the system.  CSP offers the best & most economical solution for detention applications where large storage volumes are required. The storage volume of this system was designed to handle over 62,000 cubic feet.

Due to the storage volume requirements, the excavation footprint ended up being quite large.  This was a 4 barrel (2 manifold) system that, when assembled, was 37 feet in width by 400 feet in length making it longer than the football field itself!  Clay soils had to be removed and clean granular backfill was brought in.  Trucks, dozers, and excavators were operating continuously during working hours.   Because working hours happened to overlap school hours, working on the new detention system was especially difficult during the times before school started and after school ended.

Despite the challenges this project was completed on time and without any major set-backs.  For more information visit TrueNorth’s website here.