Los Angeles Chargers Practice Facility

Costa Mesa, CA

Sports Facilities

RJM Design Group worked on the development and detailing of construction documents followed by construction administration of the Chargers new sand-based natural turf practice field, as part of their new training facility in Costa Mesa.

The professional football field features a unique USGA Sand Mix over a crushed aggregate stone backfill with perforated drain lines spaced in a herringbone pattern to accommodate field drainage from endzone to endzone. The field was constructed in less than 6 months while the adjacent buildings were undergoing renovation in preparation for the team’s move to Orange County.

This was the third site RJM Design Group developed construction documents for the Chargers. Following approval of the Susan Street site, RJM Design Group aided in the design and development of the Training Camp location at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa which will be used on a yearly basis at the beginning of each season.

Key Elements

  • Professional Sand-Based Natural Turf Practice Field
  • Custom-Designed Soil Profile
  • Comprehensive Herringbone Drainage System