Professional baseball arrived in Laredo when the new $20 million Uni-Trade Stadium opened on May 17, 2012 in front of a crowd of 5,923.
Texas Multi-Chem recently completed the baseball field construction at Laredo's new Uni-Trade Stadium, home of the Laredo Lemurs. The Lemurs join the American Association league (part of the Independent Professional Baseball organization) and are managed by former Texas Ranger outfielder Pete Incaviglia.
Designed and built by TMC, the natural grass playing surface is TifSport hybrid bermudagrass. The root zone (topsoil) consists of an 8" layer of USGA sand and Dakota peat (95% sand / 5% peat). The field also contains an internal drainage system to help avoid rain outs. Here is some additional construction info for the playing surface at Uni-Trade Stadium:
TMC Baseball Field Construction - By The Numbers
- 3500 tons of USGA Sand (95% sand / 5% Dakota peat)
- TMC custom designed Hunter irrigation system
- 6500 lin. feet of Multi-Flow internal drainage
- 97,000 sq ft of TifSport hybrid bermudagrass (big roll sod)
- 700 tons of Tomlinson Premium Infield Mix
- 50 tons of Tomlinson Premium Mound Clay
- 24 tons Diamond Pro Red Infield Conditioner
Photo Gallery - TMC @ Uni-Trade Stadium
Visit the photo gallery to see more Uni-Trade Stadium baseball field construction images.
Check out the TMC Facebook page for even more TMC sports field construction photos at Laredo's new ballpark.
We appreciate the opportunity to build the City of Laredo and the Laredo Lemurs a high quality professional level baseball field. We also appreciate working with Leyendecker Construction on another successful project. Mark Schuster, Managing Partner and CEO of the Laredo Lemurs (as well as Managing Partner and COO of Ventura Sports Group, the developer that brings affordable family entertainment to communities all over the nation) helped foster a very professional work environment during this project and offered these kind comments regarding TMC's work:
“Wow, what a field Texas Multi-Chem built at Uni-Trade Stadium! Steve Caraway [owner TMC] and his team far exceeded our expectations. Beyond their expertise, they were the easiest and most responsive group I’ve worked with in 23 years of being in the professional sports industry” - Mark Schuster, Managing Partner & CEO - Laredo Lemurs
Mark, TMC thanks you for your support and the opportunity to partner with you to build Laredo a great baseball field. Being a big part of this exciting time for Laredo professional sports means a great deal to our organization.
Sports Field Construction
Does your organization need a new sports field? From estimation to design to construction, TMC can help you get the best field for your money. Contact us today at 1-800-292-1214.