Now with their busy season winding down, Sportsfield Specialties is ready to focus their energy on celebrating the recent expansion to their manufacturing facility in Delhi, NY. Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (SSI) welcomes the community to their Open House, scheduled for Saturday, October 22 from 11 am to 2 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will include tours, demonstrations, family activities, and complimentary refreshments.
With a major expansion and renovation of Northwestern University’s athletic venues on the horizon, lead designers at HOK / 360 Architecture sought out the knowledge and innovative solutions of the industry’s leading manufacturer of sports construction equipment, Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI) of Delhi, NY.
As a manufacturer of sports construction equipment since 1998, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc., (SSI) products have become a fixture in athletic stadiums throughout the United States and abroad. The company’s momentum has transformed a four-person operation into an over one hundred-employee operation. The company also recently added a 79,000-sq-ft expansion to its manufacturing facility.
Every young baseball player in New England dreams of blasting a home run over the famed Green Monster in Boston’s Fenway Park. Now, future players for Boston College High School, UMass-Boston and in Greater Boston youth leagues can swing away at a version of the iconic 27-foot-high wall.
Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (SSI) was awarded the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s highest honor, Business of the Year at a reception on May 6 at the State University of New York in Delhi, NY. At the event, the Chamber recognized SSI’s long-lasting commitment to the county through the creation of viable employment opportunities and support to community programs.
By 2014, after successive years of record-breaking sales, the handwriting was on the wall. If Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI) was going to continue to grow and flourish, the sports equipment maker would need more space and increased production capacity at its Delhi, NY factory. Now, after a two-phase construction project that was completed in 18 months at a cost of roughly $7 million, SSI has answered those needs with an expanded 119,000 square-foot production facility that’s equipped to deliver maximum efficiency in every phase of the highly specialized manufacturing that takes place within its walls.
Competition on the playing field is dictated by rules of the game, in business the rules are less clear, at least for some. Recently, we had a competitor post results of a self-claimed "rigorous" test, where they compared our industry preferred Ultra Cross braided, knotless Dyneema® netting to the traditional #18 twisted and knotted product offered by many in the industry. Their intent was to “…shed some light on the mystery of Ultra Cross netting…”.
With rugby participation growing in the United States, spurred greatly by the return of the sport to the Summer Olympics in 2016, Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI) is increasingly being asked for rugby equipment that can meet the needs of multi-sport playing fields. Of special note are customized solutions SSI created for Avaya Stadium, the new European-styled home of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes and Hendricken Field at Providence College.
The 85-acre main campus of Fordham University sits tightly in the Rose Hill neighborhood of The Bronx in New York City tightly surrounded by The Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden and Metro North railroad tracks. With no room for expansion, getting maximum functionality from its athletic fields is a must.
Thanks to the expertise of its in-house engineering staff, Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI) often gets the call to work on unique projects. Gonzaga College High School’s new multi-sport Buchanan Field can be put in that category.