Patent Number: 6,168,532

Title: Multi-configuration sports/recreation facility

Abstract: A sports/recreation facility is provided with seating bank around a playing area (2), and a grass playing surface (12) which is withdrawable from the playing area. The playing area is defined within one end of a shallow dock (16), the dock extending over the playing area and also extending sufficiently outside the playing area in one direction to define an area outside the playing area and seating banks having dimensions at least equal to the playing area. A shallow barge (14) is floatable within the dock and supports the playing surface for movement within the dock between the playing area and the outside area. The water (18) for introduction into the dock is stored within the barge. The dock extends beneath a bank of seating (8) at one side of the playing area, which bank may be formed as a movable unit with the barge providing storage for an additional body of water beyond that needed to float the barge in the dock, which water may be expelled from the barge into the dock so as to elevate the tank beneath the movable bank of seating, thus lifting the seating bank on the barge for movement with the barge between at least two alternatives locations relative to the remaining banks of seating and the playing area.

Inventors: McCaffrey; Felim P. (Toronto, CA)

Assignee: Hatch Associates LTD

International Classification: E01C 13/08 (20060101); E04H 3/14 (20060101); E01C 13/00 (20060101); E04H 003/10 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018