Concept #1 presented the idea for re-orienting Memorial Field for optimum solar orientation for players and incorporating a soccer field as a partial overlay. Artificial turf, inlieu of natural grass, was proposed to provide longer event and seasonal use, reduce maintenance costs and eliminate irrigation. Preserving the existing grandstand and expanding seating for larger events, adding a “hospitality building” and creating a large public plaza was also presented. These ideas received favorable community input so the concepts were further refined, including adding a location for the Carousel, and are shown in the following illustrations:
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