Commercial Sports Fencing
We’ve been installing a variety of sports fencing for over 50 years, and we understand that you cannot use regular residential-grade fencing, and stock all the materials your sports fence needs.
We can expertly install a backstop for your new baseball field, a fence for a tennis court with smaller mesh, a chain link fence with security screening and more.
Fences and gates need to be extra secure around pools and water parks. We have all the code compliant materials to secure your aquatic feature.
No matter what kind of sports fencing you need—whether it’s for a ball field complex, a backstop, an aquatic park, or a football field—whatever type of recreational fence you are in need of, we can help! From a local little league field to the beautiful railings that surround the field at the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium, we have installed it. Travel to TD Ameritrade Ballpark and you will enter through our ornamental fencing.
With over 50 years of estimating and Computer Aided Design, our dedicated staff will help you choose the best products for your project. Regardless if we are providing contracted installation at a major college athletic field, or if you only need materials a local little league, we are at your service.
Sports Complex Fencing FAQ
What types of fence are used for recreational purposes?
This really depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Chain link fence has been the standard for years for ball fields and continues to be so today; it is highly durable, functional, and cost effective solution for most applications. Its use on ball fields is unparalleled because of its durable nature. Chain link continues to be the mainstay for tennis courts. The size of the mesh between the wires is typically less than that used on ball fields to prevent tennis balls from passing through the mesh. We recommend the use of a GBW chain link fabric for its smooth texture, making it less for athletes to cut themselves when they come in contact with the material.
The chain link framework will support the windscreen that is frequently installed around tennis courts and outfield fencing. The Chain Link Fence Manufactures Institute, CLFMI, provides an excellent tool in selecting the appropriate post diameter and wall thickness for your application. This tool takes into consideration site obstructions, soil conditions, typical wind loads, density of material, height and weight of chain link fabric. Through a user friendly formula, you can easily determine the appropriate post and post spacing. The use of this selection tool is critical in designing backstops. By nature, backstops are very tall and formed in a cupping pattern, capturing the wind.
A more attractive alternative to the traditional galvanized is the vinyl-coated version. The vinyl coated chain link places a colored vinyl coating over the galvanized chain link giving the chain link the “color”. There are a number of choices: black, brown, dark green, and light green.
What other types of fence are appropriate for recreational use?
There are types of fencing other than chain link that have recreational applications. The most common example is around swimming pools. PVC vinyl fence and ornamental fencing are used around swimming pools to provide security and as well as creating an aesthetic appearance. BOCA code requires a maximum of a 4” gap located anywhere along the fence with a minimum height of 6’ tall for public swimming pools.
Another popular choice is woven and welded wire mesh systems. No longer just for agriculture, welded wire mesh systems use a heavy gauge horizontal and vertical wire, creating small rectangular shapes. The systems are generally panelized to be set between square posts with the use of boulevard brackets. They are then powder coated a variety of colors. This application is more aesthetic over chain link. Popular with swimming pools and aquatic centers; welded wire mesh systems provide very small opening that do not allow people to easily climb over or pass through debris.
There are many styles to choose from allowing the customer to customize their fence to their particular personal style. Care should be taken to ensure that the style that you choose will meet swimming pool code requirements in your area. A quality fence contractor will help you select a style that conforms to city code.