Dickinson College Biddle Field
Derck & Edson guided the development of a master plan for the Biddle Field Complex at Dickinson College and then moved directly into phase 1 implementation. The master plan calls for new facilities that include a track, field, grandstands, field house, visitors’ bleachers, concession facilities, and a picnic area.
Phase 1 encompasses an upgrade that includes a new, bigger track with a steeplechase water jump, lighting, artificial turf, and improved entrances with new landscaping and sidewalks. The all-weather track has been expanded to eight lanes from six.
The replacement of grass with synthetic field turf has opened Biddle Fieldâ€”home to the football and lacrosse teamsâ€”to more activities. Visitor-side bleachers have been replaced with new, handicapped-accessible seating.
In addition, the new facility creates an introductory sequence that is extended to those coming into town on West High Street.