Villanova Field Hockey Field Excavation

Villanova University selected Horst Excavating as the Prime Contractor for this FIH Approved field. The project included a key feature of synthetic playing surface, known as “wet turf,” in which water cannons are used to wet the field prior to and at halftime of every game. Horst prepared the site to accommodate the needs of the specified products. The specialized surface is a very short, synthetic turf fiber and is the same product used at both the Beijing and Rio Olympic Games. Horst provided the foundation of porous asphalt laid with a laser paver which provides a flat base for the three-quarter-inch foam playing surface.


  • Subdrainage of Field
  • Porous Paving Under the Turf
  • Stone Base Installation
  • Excavation and Grading
  • Concrete Curbs and Sidewalks
  • Irrigation System
  • Electricity
  • Bleacher and Bleacher Pad Installation
  • Goals and Player Seating
  • Scoreboard Installation
  • Fencing and netting installation
  • Accelerated 80 day schedule for completion
  • Preparation for synthetic "wet turf" playing surface
  • Site Electric
Project Details

Owner: Villanova University
Location: Conshohoken, PA


  • Site Excavation
  • Erosion Control & Soil Remediation
  • Road & Infrastructure Construction
  • Underground Utilities