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.
DELHI - In the midst of the company's fifth expansion since its creation in 1988, Sportsfield Specialties of Delhi is positioned to unveil its 600 foot manufacturing space by year's end. The space, equal to two football fields in length, when completed will give the outdoor sports equipment manufacturing facility over 130,500 square feet to operate in. The expansion has occurred in phases, the first of which was completed last year. During that initial phase, work crews had to remove 76 feet, or eight stories, of dirt to make room for the addition.
A listing of equipment shipped from the SSI factory in upstate Delhi, NY indicates the complexity of preparing to play four different sports within the confines of the same complex. In terms of volume, equipment essential for baseball and softball tops the list because both sports will be played concurrently during the spring and summer months.
Two small southern colleges—Berry College (NCAA Div. III) in Mt. Berry, GA and the University of Montevallo (NCAA Div. II) in Montevallo, AL—are going big time with sparkling new track and field facilities that have been outfitted exclusively with competition equipment made by Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI).
On March 1, 2015, Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI) was recognized as the first member in the history of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) to earn the organization’s Supplier Certificate of Distinction. The designation is conferred on companies in the supplier division of the ASBA that illustrate exemplary commitment and service to the construction or renovation of running tracks, sports fields, tennis courts, and indoor sports facilities.
NFL Films Presents offers a look at the history and manufacture of goal posts, highlighting a Delhi factory, according to a media release. Sportsfield Specialties Inc. goal posts are used in 23 of the 31 NFL stadiums, the release said, and the film will be shown on cable network Fox Sports 1 at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The work of a Delaware County company will be spotlighted in an edition of NFL Films Presents to air several times this week on Fox Sports 1. Sportsfield Specialties Inc., a Delhi-based company that specializes in the sale and manufacture of sports construction equipment — most visibly, football goal posts — is to be featured in a show scheduled to air 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo handed out early Christmas presents on Thursday, Dec. 11 in the form of $709.2 million in economic and community development funding to hundreds of organizations across New York state. Several Catskills organizations, including MTC Cable, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the village of Sidney, received over a million dollars each.