Queen’s University – Tindall Playing Field

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Lighting Design
Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario’s first outdoor artificial playing surface, Tindall Field at Queen’s University, was developed as a two level, underground parking structure, running track and Soccer/Football Playing Field.

The construction of the underground parking garage required blasting the existing shale down two levels. The roof of the parking area forms the base of the full-size, artificial, multi-season playing field.  It includes a playing field storm drainage system that directs the storm water to a large cistern, allowing for flow control into the municipality’s Storm Drainage System. The field is surrounded by a 3-lane rubberized track.

HH Angus’ lighting design consists of pole mounted luminaires on each side of the playing field. Resolving light pollution issues was critical to the success of this project, given the presence of a nearby student residence as well as the campus observatory. Lighting distribution was controlled by designing shields for upward lighting and reflectors with cut-offs, which helped reduce light distribution at the edge of the playing field.