Hathaway Brown is an all-girls K-12 independent day school in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The school has been a Motz synthetic turf field customer since 2015, during which time it has installed two different athletic fields on campus.
In 2015, Hathaway Brown installed its first artificial turf field, which served as the school’s main stadium field — primarily used for field hockey and lacrosse. After a very successful first field installation with The Motz Group, the school decided to partner with Motz to install another multipurpose sports field to meet the growing needs of its athletic teams while also maximizing its available space on campus.
With growing demand from athletic teams to have more field time, Hathaway Brown needed a second synthetic turf field that would be flexible and support its various athletic teams and their practice needs. However, the campus is landlocked, so the school needed a strategic design to incorporate multipurpose sports field elements into the new artificial turf sports field.
Because of its strong relationship with The Motz Group, Hathaway Brown looked to the company for its years of design and field installation expertise. The Motz Group took the school’s existing natural grass field and gave recommendations for a field design — based on the lay of the land — to strategically maximize the space for all athletic purposes. After conisderation, the recommendation from motz was to include a softball infield in into the multipurpose field, maximizing the usage and space of the the area.
In 2021, The Motz Group designed and installed a beautiful new synthetic turf field at Hathaway Brown — including a softball infield connected to the multipurpose soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse field.
The new field uses the Motz CrossFlex system with Envirofill performance infill similar to the school’s main stadium field. But the second field provides the school with the extra practice and game space it needs, as well as much more flexibility among its various sports.
Hathaway Brown trusted The Motz Group to design and build a field that would best support its needs. Over the years, the school developed a strong relationship with The Motz Group and knew the company would install a well-designed, high-performing synthetic turf field. The Motz Group’s proven responsiveness and dedication to customer service made them the optimal choice for the job.
We knew we needed another artificial turf field for all our athletes K-12. The Motz Group was our first choice as they had proven themselves designing, building, and caring for our first turf field. They are outstanding partners to work with throughout the installation of our fields and their ongoing care of our facilities. Athletic space on our Shaker Heights campus is hard to come by, and The Motz Group helped to design a second turf which is really a multipurpose field with a softball infield that maximized our ability to provide opportunities for interscholastic athletics as well as developmental athletics.
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