FitFields is the sports consulting division of The Dodd Studio, a landscape architecture design firm fully licensed in North and South Carolina.
We believe in the power of movement to transform people and the spaces around them. FitFields provides strategy and consulting services to build the best in outdoor athletic experiences.
From rural to urban, we help deliver high quality recreation experiences for communities and campuses of all sizes.
Completing a successful athletic project on time and under budget demands intelligent planning from the start. Foresight and analysis are vital for ensuring not just a successful launch but also the long-term viability of your facility. We can help you get started on the right foot, exploring the full potential of your project to determine its optimal final outcome. Our consultation is informed by a deep understanding of your organization’s unique attributes and goals for the project. Whether we’re analyzing overcrowding issues, field safety, funding constraints or site selection, our team provides the necessary expertise at every step. FitFields is the sport consulting division of The Dodd Studio, developed to better serve our clients and their growing portfolio of outdoor athletic projects.
What We Do
We provide recreation solutions that are tailor made for your athletic community.
We Work With:
Public & Private School Systems
Municipal Recreation Providers
Private Recreation Organizations
Professional Sport Organizations
Services We Provide:
Athletic master planning
Sport field design
Recreation need assessments
Recreation trends analysis
Field health assessments
Site selection studies
Capital improvement budgeting
Owner representation services
Dan Dodd, Founder
As the founder of The Dodd Studio, a boutique landscape architecture firm based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Dan’s developed an impressive portfolio of athletic facility planning and design projects throughout the Carolinas. This experience led him to create the FitFields division to cater more directly to clients in this space. Through his work, Dan has collaborated with campuses and communities to research and determine field types, quantities, locations, safety and long term fiscal responsibility prior to any capital investment. He knows how essential it is to get these pieces right from the start to ensure long-term success. His personal sport experience ranges from professional sport organizations and major college campuses to rural recreation systems throughout the Southeast.
BASEBALL PRACTICE DIAMOND
FitFields/TDS provided land planning, sport field consulting and landscape architecture design services for the UNC Wilmington’s Seahawks Men’s Baseball Team practice facility. This state of the art NCAA practice facility includes a new 33,000 SF synthetic turf infield practice field and a one of kind subsurface storm water BMP to comply with state regulations. Specific project tasks include conceptual programming, master planning, site layout design, bidding, construction documentation, and construction administration.
UNC Chapel Hill: Intramural Fields
UNC Pembroke: Athletic Village Master Plan
UNC Wilmington: Outdoor Athletic Complex
UNC Wilmington: Practice Baseball Field Relocation
UNC Wilmington: Track and Field Master Plan
UNC Wilmington: Soccer Stadium Master Plan
UNC Charlotte: Jerry Richardson Stadium*
UNC Charlotte: Hayes Recreation Complex Fields*
Charlotte Knights Uptown Stadium Preliminary Master Planning*
Town of Cornelius, NC: Multi-purpose Fields
Fort Mill, SC: Field of Dreams Baseball Field Renovation
Fort Mill, SC: Doby Bridge Sports Park Exapansion
Charlotte, NC: Bryant Park Master Plan
Charlotte, NC: Romare Bearden Park
City of Mullins, SC: Community Sports Park
*denotes previous experience - contact us for team listings
It’s been an amazing year at The Dodd Studio/FitFields and we are truly appreciative of every opportunity. We are looking forward to keeping the momentum rolling into the New Year. May you all have a most joyful holiday season! See ya in 17……