Gagliardi Field and Seasonal Dome, 2016 (click thumbnails for larger image)
Design Team: RRTL (Architect - Building) and Anderson Johnson and Associates (Engineer - Field/Site)
General Contractor: Breitbach Construction
The Gagliardi Field and Seasonal Dome was completed in October of 2016 and is located next to the Johnnie soccer field, Haws Stadium. The field's purpose is to extend the season for those looking to play outdoor sports during the winter and will serve as the football practice field. The field includes artificial turf, terraced seating, removable football goalposts, portable soccer goals, an entrance accessory building, and an equipment storage space. The space is used by Varsity, Club, and Intramural teams as well as the general student body and provides an alternative to the Warner Palaestra and the Fitness Center for various athletic activities.
The Gagliardi Field and Seasonal dome also includes a golf center with two hitting bays which will feature TrackMan technology, two putting greens, and mats for players to hit chip shots. The TrackMan technology will allow golfers to measure their club speed, ball speed, launch angle and spin rate to help to improve performance.
"Gagliardi Field and Dome," (on Saint John's Forward Ever Forward, 2016)
"Gagliardi Field & Seasonal Dome to Include Golf Center," (on Saint John's Athletic website, 2016)
"Saint John's Athletic Field to be Named in Honor of John Gagliardi," (on Saint John's Athletic website, 2016)
Photo by Michael Roske on Oct. 28, 2016, the day the dome was first inflated.
"Saint John's Athletic Field to be Named in Honor of John Gagliardi," Saint John's Magazine, Summer/Fall 2015, p. 26 & 27.
"Join Us for Groundbreakings at SJU," Saint John's Magazine, Winter/Spring 2016, p. 29.
"Gagliardi Field Groundbreaking," Saint John's Magazine, Summer/Fall 2016, p. 28 & 29.
"Tons of Possibilities All Under One Roof," Saint John's Magazine, Spring 2017, p. 21.
Special thanks to Maria Schrupp '20 for drafting this text.