How Much Does it Cost to Build a Football Field?

Football Field

Football is one of America’s most popular sports. People of all ages enjoy playing in friendly backyard competitions or gathering around to cheer their favorite team to victory in the fall. When constructing a field or complex to enjoy the sport, the first question is usually about the cost of the football field itself. There are a lot factors that go into the construction, and our team of experts will assist you along every step of the way.

Cost of Football Field

The true cost of a football field depends on many things. The size of your field and materials used are major factors in the overall cost of your project. Before construction of your football field begins, the experienced team at Mid-America Sports Construction will work with you to determine your budget and your needs. They will draft a design for you to approve that will take all of your budget and design preferences into account. For a small field, plan to spend tens of thousands of dollars. A larger field with more amenities for players and spectators will cost more, but can be customized based on your budget.

Features to Include

Another factor that plays a huge role in the cost of the football field are the amenities that you include in the design. Amenities that add significantly to the cost include:

  • In-ground sprinkler systems
  • Lights
  • Concession stands
  • Scoreboards

Sometimes, these features are added later during renovations. It’s important to have immediate needs taken care of first, so keep a list of priorities on-hand. Features such as quality turf, irrigation, bleachers, or restrooms should all be considered during the design process.

Why Artificial Turf?

We tell our clients that the two most important aspects of an athletic field are longevity and safety to the players. Artificial turf is our go-to because it offers everything athletes need to practice comfortably every day. Football players are known for taking hard hits, which have the potential to put players in close contact with the ground. Artificial turf offers a cushion for players to help protect them from serious injuries. Turf is also durable. It can withstand a lot of use without any rest periods for watering or maintenance. The initial costs of installing artificial grass is more than natural grass, but the real savings happen long-term. Its resilience and low-maintenance requirements make artificial turf the less expensive option over time.  During your football field construction, you should consider choosing artificial grass.

For a football field guaranteed to last, Mid-America Sports Construction is your go-to source. We can assist you in almost every aspect of the construction process, from putting together a design to installing your artificial turf. Contact us today for a free quote on the construction of your football field.