Marine Avenue Park Turf Project
Updated 8/11/2014

The field is complete and ready for Opening Day.

On July 26, 2014, The City of Manhattan Beach just completed the installation of the sun shade over the bleachers on the East side of the pitch.

On July 26, 2014, The City of Manhattan Beach just completed the installation of the sun shade over the bleachers on the East side of the pitch.

The City of Manhattan Beach and AYSO Region 18 did not just install a new turf field; we turned the old field at Marine Avenue Park into a soccer complex marked with five separate fields. 

The main field (marked in white) is a full size soccer field measuring 115 yards by 61 yards and suits U12 through U19. 

The artificial turf at the new complex is also marked with a smaller field measuring 79 yards by 40 yards and will be used for U10 matches.  This field is marked in blue to separate it from the full size field and has permanent U10 field markings, which will allow us to change from full size matches to U10 matches almost instantaneously.

This surface is also marked with three small short sided fields measuring 61 yards by 38 yards and will be used for U5, through U8 matches.  These three fields are marked in yellow and provide the same easy change between full size matches or U10 matches and the short sided matches allowing AYSO to use the field for all divisions from U5 to U19.

In addition to the new turf field, we made several great enhancements to Marine Avenue Park which includes moving the fence on the east side of the field behind the bleachers.  Soon, we will also have a beautiful new 15-foot by 65-foot sun shade covering the bleachers and most of the spectator area on the east side of the field.  Other enhancements include a new fence on the north end and a new cinder block storage shed to replace the old wooden locker used at the field.  Finally, the new complex will have a new filtered drinking fountain with a sports bottle faucet, electricity at the field for special events, and a community information board.

AYSO Region 18 is proud of the new field, and we will give it heavy use for the next ten years.  All divisions will use the new artificial field including a new "Friday Night Lights" program of matches Friday evenings.

Yours in soccer,
Michael Hinz
Marine Avenue Park Turf Field Project Manager
AYSO Region 18 Director of Referee Assessment

The representatives of the Marine Avenue Park Turf project donors and the value of their donations are listed below.

AYSO Region 18 contributed $445,000.
Ross Kay, Regional Commissioner
Michael Hinz, Marine Avenue Park Turf  Project Fundraising Manager

Manhattan Beach Sand and Surf Soccer Club $200,000
Robert Goldberg, President
Jayesh Patel

Vistamar High School $100,000
Karen E. Eshoo, Head of School
Cindy Smet


 

We would like to thank the following Corporate Partners.

Continental Development Corp $25,000
Sherry Kramer

Manhattan Beach 10K $25,000
Russ Lesser

Belkin International, Inc. $25,000
Chet Pipkin

AYSO Area 1D $20,000
Mike Hoyer, Area Commissioner

Manhattan Beach Toyota $5,000
Al Wise

US Bank (Manhattan Beach) $2,500
Cameron Hall

Sports Authority $1,500
Noah Levy

Wells Fargo (Hermosa Beach) $1,000
Tony Dischekenian

Johnny Rockets 20% Discount
Chris Khaleghian

Round Table Pizza 20% Discount
Kristen Dorr 

 

Manhattan Beach City officials, AYSO Region 18 representatives, and major supporters break ground for the installation of an artificial turf field at Marine Avenue Park.  May 18, 2013

Manhattan Beach City officials, AYSO Region 18 representatives, and major supporters break ground for the installation of an artificial turf field at Marine Avenue Park.  May 18, 2013

Fundraising chair Michael Hinz begins grading the field.  May 18, 2013

Fundraising chair Michael Hinz begins grading the field.  May 18, 2013

Trees along the west and north edges of the field have been removed so the ground can be prepared for the new turf.  May 29, 2013  

Trees along the west and north edges of the field have been removed so the ground can be prepared for the new turf.  May 29, 2013

 

Grading the cleared field.  May 31, 2013

Grading the cleared field.  May 31, 2013

The drainage system has been installed before preparation of the turf surface.  June 30, 2013

The drainage system has been installed before preparation of the turf surface.  June 30, 2013

Installing new lights.  June 30, 2013.

Installing new lights.  June 30, 2013.

Astroturf fresh from the factory is staged for installation at Marine Ave Park.  July 22, 2013

Astroturf fresh from the factory is staged for installation at Marine Ave Park.  July 22, 2013