Under Armour Plans Turf Athletic Facility at Latrobe Park

| December 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

photoWhen Locust Point-based Under Armour ended their title sponsorship of the Baltimore Running Festival earlier this year, they said they planned to focus more efforts on community initiatives. It appears they will be doing just that with their next big project – a new athletics facility at Latrobe Park in Locust Point.

Under Armour is hoping to build a $1.5 million athletic facility at Latrobe Park’s lower field behind the dog park. The plan includes an artificial turf field, which will be installed by The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, as well lights, a sound system, a scoreboard and seating to accommodate several hundred people. A small rubber track will also be installed around the perimeter of the field and they are also hoping to install more parking in the future. They are additionally hoping to get the permits to install plumbing for field drainage and public bathrooms.

The plans for the project have moved along very quickly. Plans were presented to the LPCA board and membership during the last month and Under Armour is now hoping to break ground in January to have the facility ready by April. Once completed, the facility will be managed by Baltimore Recreation and Parks.

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The field would likely become the home of the Digital Harbor Rams football team,the South Baltimore Youth Soccer League and the Locust Point Soccer Club, and host many other Digital Harbor and community events and activities. The field will be lined for football, soccer and lacrosse, with an Under Armour logo most likely positioned at midfield.

photoUnder Armour is also looking to rubberize the kids’ area at Latrobe Park, as well as add large sail-looking features to provide shade.

In the past year, Under Armour has added two new Locust Point signs, provided funding for renovated bathrooms at the Locust Point Recreation Center, and helped with streetscaping and landscaping improvements throughout the community and at Latrobe Park. Under Armour has also been involved in field and recreation area improvements at Dunbar High School and Patterson Park in the past 12 months.

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