The Gene Deal Fields
(The above architectural drawings are early representations of the Gene Deal Fields.)
The Gene Deal Fields project is a transformative $1.75 million athletic facilities initiative that will honor the extraordinary legacy of longtime SSA coach and Director of Athletics Gene Deal.
In partnership with Strada LLC, a Pittsburgh-based design firm, Shady Side will turn its lower grass athletic fields on the Senior School campus into a state-of-the-art outdoor sports complex featuring a number of critical enhancements, highlighted by a multi-use turf field lined for lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball and field hockey. The project will include a dramatically improved spectator experience, including a new grandstand, viewing pavilion and terrace, scoreboard, and upgraded landscaping and walkways. There will also be new team dugouts and a batting tunnel for baseball and softball. In addition, the project will feature innovative drainage and storm management systems.