ASTM-F2270 Standard Guide for Construction and Maintenance of Warning Track Areas on Athletic Fields

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Standard Guide for Construction and Maintenance of Warning Track Areas on Athletic Fields




1.1 This guide covers techniques that are appropriate for the construction and maintenance of warning track areas on sports fields. This guide provides guidance for the selection of materials, such as soil and sand for use in constructing or reconditioning warning track areas and for selection of management practices that will maintain a safe and functioning warning track. Although this guide has applications to all sports where a warning track surface may be required or desired, it has specific applications to baseball/softball.

1.2 This guide does not address synthetic warning tracks such as rubberized surfaces, artificial turf, or paved surfaces.

1.3 Decisions in selecting construction and maintenance techniques are influenced by local soil types, climatic factors, level of play, budget, and training/ability of management personnel.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


athletic field; baseball; clay skinned area; softball; soil; sports field; warning track;; ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.07 (Sports Equipment and Facilities; Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear; Amusement Rides and Devices; Snow Skiing)

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97.220.10 (Sports facilities Including swimming-pools, spas, solaria, sports fields, running-tracks, spectator facilities for sports, etc.)

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2012 R18 EDITION



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April 1, 2018

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4 pages

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