I&Y Construction, in conjunction with Mid State Mechanical Electric became a part of the 3.9-million-dollar project which is scheduled to be completed in 2021. The new stadium will be the home of the Blue Raider soccer and field hockey teams and will feature one of the largest artificial turf surfaces in the Mid-Penn Conference. In addition to the turf, the project includes new bleachers with seating for 500, a press box, a concession stand, multiple team rooms, and a new LED sports lighting system manufactured by Musco Lighting.
Due to the field’s proximity to the Harrisburg International Airport and Pennsylvania Turnpike, a specialized lighting design was required. In the early design phase, Musco Lighting and Architerra, worked with the Dauphin County Conservation District and the Federal Aviation Administration to analyze the project and review the lighting requirements. The Musco LED sports lighting system was specially designed to ensure better control of the light spillage on the airport air traffic, turnpike land traffic, and neighbors around the stadium. The design goal was to exceed the needs of the school district and anyone in proximity to the new lights. In addition to the LED sports lighting system, aircraft warning lights will be installed on the poles to meet the FAA requirements.
The stadium lighting portion of the project requires the installation of 4 high mast sports lighting poles (three 70′ poles and one 80′ pole). I&Y Construction’s remaining work includes the drilling of the caissons, installing the concrete lighting bases, and erecting the steel poles for the sports lighting system. I&Y is currently scheduled to complete this part of the project in mid-April 2021.
I&Y Construction in the number one installer of Musco Lighting in the Mid-Atlantic region which includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Washington DC.