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Hunt Valley, MD, United States, 2012/05/17 - Beynon Sports and the University of Washington are joining together to build a one-of-a-kind track and field venue that will help propel coach Metcalf and his Huskies to new heights.
Beynon is expected to begin the installation of the 11,000sy IAAF certified BSS 2000 track surface in August with a completion date slated for mid-September. The BSS 2000 is designed and manufactured for optimal competitive performance both indoors and out and is grounded by a bio-engineered force reduction layer of butyl rubber and full depth color polyurethane, ensuring athletes can train hard and run fast.
Building the stadium on an old landfill presented the very real risk that the track would begin to sink as the ground shifted and settled, to avoid this outcome the base will be 100% concrete, in addition there will be 177 steel pilings driven between 125 feet and 140 feet deep, each one of these pilings will be 16 inches in diameter. To further protect the integrity of the structure there will also be concrete pads attached to each piling, each concrete pad will be 6 feet by 6 feet and 18 inches thick. In addition there will be a 12 inch concrete pad on top of each piling.
The base will be built in much the same way as an overpass on a highway would be, which is apropos as the athletes will be competing at record breaking speeds once the state-of-the-art IAAF certified BSS 2000 with Hobart texture is installed.
“Beynon is thrilled to have been selected to install the state-of-art BSS 2000 at the University of Washington” Gary Logsdon, Vice-President of Sale Beynon Sports “The BSS 2000 track and field surface provides the resilient response and maximum energy return that the Huskies athletes need to shatter records”
While the Huskies had their choice of track surfacing companies for this monumental project, Beynon’s unmatched local customer service and reputation for high quality products and seamless surface made it an easy decision for coach Metcalf and the rest of the Huskies to entrust Beynon to take their present and future track stars to record breaking performances.
About Beynon Sports
Beynon Sports Surfaces (beynonsports.com) was founded by John T. Beynon with the vision of creating the highest performing synthetic surfaces designed for speed and competition, as well as daily training. Beynon’s premier track and field surfaces are found in the world’s most renowned athletic facilities, carrying some of the greatest champions to record-breaking times. In the spring of 2008, Beynon Sports Surfaces joined the Tarkett Sports family, combining the most recognized and prestigious name in the artificial turf market in FieldTurf with the celebrated Beynon Sports Surfaces’ branded track and field, fieldhouse, and gymnasium surfacing systems. The result is a global firm with unmatched financial strength and a dedication to innovation, customer service, and excellence. Through this partnership, clients receive unprecedented service, quality, and support as well as the financial backing to stand behind the products manufactured and installed.
Beynon Sports is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is the world-renowned FieldTurf brand of artificial turf along with an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment 'Environmental Intelligence' and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.