FIVE COUNTY STADIUM.
FIVE COUNTY STADIUM
ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA
Home to the Double A minor league baseball team, the Carolina Mudcats,the Five County Stadium was built in Zebulon, NC in 1991. The stadium was renovated and expanded in 1999, but the original field which was a native soil field with a three foot elevation change remained.
In late 2007, Integrated Design was commissioned as the Field Design Consultant to the architectural firm charged with renovations to the field and outfield wall. Design on the project began in 2008 with construction beginning in the fall after the last game of the season. Construction continued through the winter months in time for the field to be reopened for the 2009 season opener on April 3rd against their parent team, the Cincinnati Reds.
The renovated field features an under-drained sand-based design with TifSport Bermuda sod. The sand and drainage system allows for a nearly flat playing surface, expected by most professional teams. Integrated Design also assisted the owner, Wake County, with obtaining permits to sustainably maintain the field with reclaimed water (grey water) from Raleigh.