Queen’s University

Tindall Playing Field Relocation & Parking Structure

“The opening of Tindall Field is the first step for Queen's Athletics in moving towards our vision of becoming the best in Canada.”

– Leslie Dal Cin, Director of Athletics and Recreation, Queen’s News Centre Sept. 2008

Kingston, Ontario’s first outdoor artificial playing surface, Tindall Field at Queen’s University, was developed as a two-level underground parking structure and a running track and Soccer/Football Playing Field. The roof of the parking structure forms the base of the playing field, and includes a playing field storm drainage system that directs the storm water to a large cistern for flow control into the municipality’s storm drainage system. The field is surrounded by a 3-lane rubberized track.

Resolving light pollution issues was critical, given the proximity of the field to a student residence and the campus observatory. Lighting consisted of pole-mounted luminaires on each side of the playing field. The light distribution was controlled by designing shields for the upward lighting component and reflectors with cut-offs to reduce light distribution at the edge of the playing field.

Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting

Status: Completed 2008

Kingston, Ontario

Playing field over underground parking | Rubberized running track | Storm drainage system with large cistern for flow control |Specialized light distribution control