A well-structured turf field budget primes your facility for success from the start. Important for the initial financing steps, remaining cost-efficient during the build, and for the future of your facility’s field, every turf project should be backed by a concise budget. After developing your initial turf field priority checklist, you can begin to research the various artificial turf costs associated with each item before finalizing the budget. 

Here are some helpful considerations to keep in mind as you organize your budget and plan ahead for a successful and cost-efficient improvement. 

Identify Your Must-Have Field Features

Before making any purchases, determine which field elements are non-negotiable and vital to the success of your operations. For instance, if your facility is strictly a training facility, allocating more of your budget for a higher quality turf should overshadow features like guest seating or a snack stand.

If a balanced design that accommodates both athletes and fans is required, consider prioritizing elements that will honor everyone in attendance. For example, you can respect your finances with a middle-of-the-road turf option that still provides great surface traction, a vivid color profile for the fans, and complete the design with affordable striping that improves the game for players and guests alike. 

By focusing on the needs first, you will always have room for the wants later. While an amazing sound system and plush seating may be the ideal setup for your arena, spending funds on a quality surface, better field lighting, and safety netting may be the better first purchases if you are working with a limited budget. 

Turf Field Expenses to Focus on

Whether you are planning a casual practice field or you need cutting-edge artificial football turf to elevate your weekly tournaments, here are some other ideas to evaluate as you optimize your well-rounded turf field budget: 

  • Construction costs: Do you have an open area that is relatively even and ready for a turf field installation, or will your space require extensive excavation or ground work before turf installation can begin? Other construction considerations like field drainage, lighting, and where you choose to install the turf field can significantly affect the final pricing.
  • Security needs: Will you need to invest in protective features like fencing and gates, or is the area you plan on improving already protected by a building? Safeguarding your valuable new turf is a non-negotiable consideration in your budget. 
  • Facility safety: Safety features can include anything from handrails along the bleachers to netting around the indoor soccer field. A wise investment in protective updates proactively prevents athlete/fan injury, and litigation risks, and improves the overall quality of your facility. 

Contact Us For Planning Assistance

For new builds, affordable field replacements, and every other phase of your turf field improvement project, contact our experts at Keystone Sports Construction for turn-key assistance with field design, installation, and facility care today.