William Gray. and Barbara Keck. Blount Recreational Sports Complex
Opening Date: August 18, 1998
Dedication Date: November 18, 1998
Size: 21.81 total acres 18 acres of developed property *10 Flag Football Fields, (eight lighted) *or 5 Softball Fields (four lighted). Other activities played on these multipurpose activity fields include soccer, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee etc.
Cost: $1.7 million total Site purchase $350,000. Field House 1,200 square ft. field house @ $220,000.
Lighting 16 poles, metal halide lights @ $288,000. Turf-Tifton 419 Bermuda Sod-750,000 sq. ft. @ $225,000.
Design Fee $107,000.
Annual Budget: Grass/fertilizer $15,000. Water/Sewer $15,000. Electricity $22,000.
Building Maintenance/Repairs $5,000. Field Maintenance/Repairs $25,000.
Funding: Self Liquidating Student Activity fee-$8.00 per year
Design and Development: Designer: Larry Zucchino, Patton/Zucchino & Associates, P.A., Raleigh, NC
Landscape/ Consultant: Dennis Glazener, Bell/Glazener Design Group, Raleigh, NC
General Contractor: Valley Crest Landscape, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Electrical Contractor: E.F. Belk & Son, Inc.
Field House Contractor: Boyd and Associates, Greenville, NC
Equipment: Sod-Perfect Turf, Robersonville, NC Sprinkler system-Rain Bird Fencing-Seegars Fence Company, Greenville, NC Field/utility vehicle-John Deere 6x4 Gator Field painting equipment- Pioneer Bright Stripe Models 1400/1500 stripers and Pioneer Bright Stripe Field Marking Paint Softball infield clay/sand-Bradsher Contracting, Raleigh NC Ice machine-Scotsman 350 lb cube ice bin capacity Softball backstops-Whitehurst Fence Company, Greenville, NC
Maintenance and Repair: East Carolina University facilities services
Daily Upkeep/Game/ Activity Set-up: CRW student staff