Resistant PVC coated polyester fabric (for tensile structures)
INDOOR BASEBALL PRACTICE FACILITY
Shelter-Rite® architectural fabrics' resistance to snow accumulation, dirt and pollutants, along with its attractive appearance, created a practice field of dreams for a high school baseball team.
The challenge was to create an immediate response to the need for an indoor practice facility, allowing for uninterrupted team training through the winter months. Further, there was a need to create a facility that was visually pleasing because it was located in an architecturally sensitive area.
Sprung Instant Structures created the 32,500-square-foot practice facility using a state-of-the-art stressed membrane structure, comprised of Seaman Corporation's Shelter-Rite architectural fabric with a custom spruce green fluoropolymer coating. The unique shape of the facility was created by installing the fabric under high tension between a series of aluminum arches.
Located in an extremely heavy snow area, the slippery non-stick Kynar surface ensures that the snow will continuously slide off the roof of the structure. The anti-stick, non-staining performance of Seaman fabrics also helps to prevent dirt and airborne pollutants from adhering to the fabric, making the tension membrane structure virtually self-cleaning as rain and snow shed off the structure.