Arvada, CO….. Normally a city irrigation project doesn’t merit much attention, but when that irrigation project is taking place in one of the most utilized and visible soccer complexes along the Front Range, it’s sure to generate questions!
The 70-acre Stenger Sports Complex, located at 12000 W. 58th Avenue in Arvada, is undergoing a significant renovation to its irrigation system. This $1.2 million project includes the construction of a new pump station including a building enclosure, drainage improvements, and the replacement of the irrigation system which is over 30 years old.
The Stenger Sports Complex is a regional sports facility with 32 athletic fields in play. It attracts more than a million visitors a year and serves as an integral part of a major sports facility that also includes the adjacent Lutz Sports Complex and the recently constructed Apex Park and Recreation District Field House. On any given afternoon or weekend, the complex is filled with soccer players on the field and family members settled under large umbrellas watching the games. Bordered by W. 58th Avenue between Kipling and Simms Street, the complex is highly visible to the travelling public as well.
The scope of this irrigation project is such that it will create some scheduling changes and possibly negatively affect playing conditions. The City of Arvada is working closely with the contractor, CTM Inc., Apex Park and Recreation, Edge Soccer, and other stakeholders to minimize impacts to the public as much as possible.
Construction is anticipated to be completed by mid summer 2017.