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Specialists in Sports Construction Projects from Start to Finish

At Ballard Sports, we are licensed general contractors dedicated to full-service construction of world-class sports fields and equestrian riding arenas. Whether your project is renovating a facility or building one from scratch, our experienced professionals will create a sports facility you will be proud of.

Turf Fields

Custom-built synthetic or natural turf fields for any field sport including football, soccer, lacrosse and more.

Turf Management

We use certified turfgrass growers for custom turf suited to your region as well as the highest quality synthetic turf that will meet the budget and requirements of the job.

Ballparks

Master crafted fields using materials fitted to your build for the best ballpark experiences.

Installation

As experts in sports facility development, Ballard will also help install field equipment such as batting cages, dugouts, and bullpens. We also handle the lighting installation.

Track and Field

Not only does Ballard construct excellent fields, Ballard also builds first-class tracks.

Finishing Touches

Need track and field painting, sandpit and obstacle installation or other track and field essentials? No problem, Ballard Sports handles all of the finishing touches.

Equestrian Riding Arenas

As a top-tier sports construction company, Ballard creates facilities built to last.

Quality

From choosing the best footing material to installing the perfect drainage system, when it comes to creating top-notch equine arenas, Ballard knows the importance of the details.

Our Completed Projects

 Parks & Athletic Facilities     Equestrian Facilities

Ballard Construction has created sports fields and arenas for professional sports teams, universities, high schools, public facilities, complexes, and parks. We have the experience and ability to create any athletic field at any level with budget, performance, and durability in mind. Take a look at some of our recent work.

Our Construction Services

Ballard Construction focuses its expertise on taking care of the ground-work with its very own highly skilled team, including their own Certified Field Builder, through all phases of the build, from site planning to maintenance. When needed, we will team up with equally skilled sub-contractors to get the job done.

What Our Customers Say

Working with Ballard Construction was a dream come true! They are so professional, efficient and knowledgeable! When Mother Nature had other plans, and changed our time line, Ballard stayed in constant contact and I knew once the weather cleared they would do everything they could to finish the job in a timely manner. And they did! It’s comforting to work with a company that truly has their clients best interest in mind. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any arena work. My horses health and safety are first and foremost and the footing is simply perfect!! Thank you!

SaraBeth Butler, Illinois

Ballard construction was wonderful to work with from start to finish. Their customer service was great! Our arena footing needed some revamping and our base needed quite a bit of fixing. They took the time to come see my footing multiple times to develop a plan that would be most beneficial while also being cost effective. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product! I highly recommend them!!

Ally Saltonstall, Upstate, NY

At Freestyling Farms, we already know who we are going to call when it comes time for our grass jumping field to be created!

Jill Gaffney, Freestyling Farms, OH

Ballard construction has an incredible attention to detail and has exceeded my expectations. I could not be more impressed with their professionalism in regards to the service, product, time frame, and communication. I’m happy to say I am proud to show off their work and couldn’t be happier with how my horses perform on it. Nothing but the best for the horses that mean so much to us at Smokey Hollow Farm!

Alexa Harris, Smokey Hollow Farm, Jamesville, NY

Our brand new footing from FootingFirst, LLC in our indoor arena is Dwarf tested, and owner approved!!!! Thank you so much @ballard_construction for not just a fantastic surface for our show horses to train on but a great mini playpen when it’s raining!! This particular herd of minis, is Peeps‘ mane group of friends! Toasty, Banana Bread, Lemonade, Beyoncé, Sugar, Ivan and Gucci Mane! They’re all part of our sanctuary here at The Peeps Foundation which is home to nearly 40 dwarves and countless regular minis with special issues! #thepeepsfoundation #dwarfmini #rescue #stampede #ministampede #footingfirst #ballardconstruction #madseasonllc

Josh Dolan and Alex Granato, Mad Season LLC and the Peeps Foundation, Lexington, KY

Ballard performed laser screed of football, softball and baseball field at Montgomery County Central High School project. They arrived as scheduled and performed the work in a neat and very professional manner. Doug did a great job coordinating with other sub-contractors, his expertise in survey and lay-out were invaluable to the success of the project. Branch Builds Inc would highly recommend Ballard Sports on all future projects.

Matt McArthur, Branch Builds VA, NC

We recently completed a project with Ballard Sports. They arrived on time and completed quality work that was critical to the success of the project. We would be happy to do business with Ballard again in the future.

Payton Weller, North Carolina Turf Care, Youngsville, NC

Just a short note to express my sincere appreciation to Ballard Sports and Footing First for the installation of the SRS footing at my new farm in Southern Pines, NC.

By installing your preblended EGT fiber and specific silica sand product, you created a spectacular riding surface that my horse and I will enjoy for years to come. Additionally, the preblended product, eliminated the time and expense of onsite blending with a local sand that may or may not have blended properly.

A special thanks to Elizabeth Ballard and the installation crew who were professional, easy to work with, and returned all of my calls. Elizabeth oversaw the entire operation from choice of footing to onsite installation, and since Elizabeth rides and competes, she is aware of what riders are looking for in an equestrian surface for horse and rider.

Thanks again to everyone at Ballard Sports and Footing First for such a positive experience in the world of equestrian arena surfaces.

Frances Currey, Lanson Farm, Southern Pines, NC

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