Marine Avenue Park Turf Project

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

The Marine Avenue Park Turf project is officially completed.  With the installation of the sun shade on the East side of the pitch on July 2014, the City of Manhattan beach has completed the last of the improvements for the soccer complex at Marine Avenue Park.  The sunshade is 60 feet long and provides shade for both the bleachers on the east side of the pitch and the sitting area to the north of the bleachers.  AYSO R-18 would like to thank the City for helping AYSO R-18 compete such a great project which has already provided thousands and thousands of hours of great soccer for the soccer players of R-18.    Over the next nine years (totaling 10 years in all) AYSO will have free use of what is the best soccer pitch in the South Bay.  This includes priority use and no charges for using the new lights which were also installed during the turf project.

While this marks the end of this great project, AYSO is working to have a netting system install on the north and west sides of the pitch to reduce the number of soccer balls kicked into the neighboring areas.  

Thanks again to everyone who helped make the new turf field, new lighting, and new sun shield happen!!!

Michael Hinz
AYSO Region 18 Board Member

Marine Avenue Park Turf Project Manager

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 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.

New sun shield.

New sun shield.

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