2015 Conference Seminar on Wheels Spotlight

Seminar on Wheels Tour
Tues., Jan. 13
Full day tour, 7 am - 5 pm

University of Colorado – Boulder // Boulder

  • Tour will include Folsom Field, Dal Ward Athletic Center, the Football Practice Fields, and Bubble.
  • Folsom Field, home of the Colorado Buffaloes football team, has hosted a variety of other sporting events, including an NCAA women’s lacrosse game and club men’s lacrosse games.
  • Built in 1924. Dal Ward Athletic Center opened in 1991, in the north end zone of Folsom. Natural grass system was installed in 1999.

J5 Equestrian // Littleton

  • Tour of the 15 acre Columbine Equestrian Center includes two indoor arenas, one outdoor arena, stables, corrals, and boarding facilities.
  • Tour of The Polo Reserve polo fields includes two full size 10-acre fields, one 3-acre practice field, half mile exercise track and maintenance facilities. The fields are Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass mowed at ¾” and are played at least twice weekly during the growing season.

Infinity Park // Glendale

  • Construction on Infinity Park began in March of 2007 and was completed on Sept 7, 2007. First game was played Sept 8, 2007.
  • Rugby is the main sport played on the pitch. In addition, a number of community events and parties are hosted at the location.
  • Tour will include a look at two fields: the main pitch in the stadium as well as a synthetic playing surface.
  • Glendale will be the home to the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Rugby is the second most popular sport in the world and played in 126 different countries.

Lakewood Memorial Field // Lakewood

  • Maintained by Jeffco Schools Athletic Department.
  • Built in 1973. Renovated in 1999 and again in 2014.
  • Sports played: high school boys/girls soccer and college men’s/women’s soccer.
  • First Xtragrass field in the United States. Installation took place June 2014 (83,000 sq/ft).
  • Xtragrass is a synthetically reinforced natural grass playing surface.
  • Hosted 60+ soccer games between late August 2014 – late October 2014.
  • Field grown in with a mixture of RPR and HGT.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High // Denver

  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High, previously known as Invesco Field at Mile High, opened in September 2001 and is the home facility for the Denver Broncos NFL team. The facility also hosts lacrosse, soccer, concerts, special events, and college football games.
  • Sports Authority Field seats 76,125 and was the third largest facility in the NFL in 2013.
  • The field is comprised of 88,000 sq. ft. of perennial rye grass cut at ¾”.
  • Approximately 20-21 miles of heat pipe on 9” centers helps regulate temperature. The field features a hydronic soil heat system that is 10” deep.
  • A 8,800 square foot big screen is the centerpiece of a $30 million dollar upgrade.

Seminar on Wheels Tour
Fri., Jan. 16
Half day tour, 1 - 5 pm

Dicks Sporting Goods Park // Commerce City

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park field complex consists of 24 full-size, fully-lit sports fields, including 22 natural grass and 2 synthetic turf fields.
  • Home to the professional soccer team the Colorado Rapids, one of Major League Soccer’s (MLS) ten charter clubs.
  • DSG Park hosts several camps, clinics, national tournaments and international events throughout the year. The complex also serves as the home of the Colorado Rapids Soccer Academy and the Arsenal Center of Excellence.
  • The stadium seats approximately 18,000 people and opened in 2007.
  • DSG Park’s field is comprised of Kentucky Bluegrass

Coors Field // Denver

  • Coors Field is the home field of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies.
  • Named for the Coors Brewing Company, which purchased the naming rights to the park prior to its completion in 1995.
  • The Rockies played their first two seasons, 1993 and 1994, in Mile High Stadium before moving to Coors Field.
  • Coors Field is the first major league park with an underground heating system.
  • First baseball-only National League Park since Dodger Stadium was built in 1962

International Resources