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The Perch

The Perch The Perch opened as Phase III of the Park in April 2012. Three synthetic fields provide more than 6 acres of continuous playing service that can be configured to host a variety of sports including football, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, ultimate, softball and more. In addition, field 3, which stands alone, is fully lined for rugby and permanent rugby goals.

The Perch also includes four sand volleyball courts, a 9,000 square-foot amenities building and a .92 acre walk/jog trail. These facilities are utilized for student programs, 5ks, tournaments and special events many of which are planned by students and operated as fundraisers, raising money and awareness for a variety of philanthropic classes.

The Perch currently services more than 137,000 visitors annually. This website will provide you with basic facility information, but if you have questions on how to get involved with Sports and Recreation Department or wish to obtain information about booking the synthetic fields call 470-578-3207.

    • Monday-Thursday 9am-11pm
    • Friday 9am-9pm
    • Saturday 11am-7pm
    • Sunday 11am-9pm
    • 3 lighted synthetic fields (Each field = 400 ft x 205 ft)
    • 1 natural turf field (estimated open date in Fall 2014)
    • 4 sand volleyball courts (Total Area = 200 ft x 110 ft) (Each court = 60 ft X 30 ft)
    • 9,000-square-foot building featuring team rooms, concessions, training room, and officials room
    • Green space and open spillways for picnics, frisbee, and relaxation
    • NCAA-regulation – 400 meter track
    • Parking is located on the south end of the complex off of Big Shanty Road. Parking is subject to change due to events going on.
    • The University Bus Shuttle (BOB) makes daily stops/trips out to the Perch.
    • Is open to students unless there is a scheduled event. If you are interested in booking the fields call 678-797-2913.
    • No pets, alcohol, tobacco, tailgating or grills.
    • All University policies and procedures must be observed at all times.
    • KSU reserves the right to delay, postpone, and cancel events due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
    • Games may begin no sooner than 30 minutes after opening of facility.
    • Games should be completed 30 minutes prior to closing.
    • Facility must be returned to the condition it was upon arrival. (e.g. trash removed to dumpster, temporary lines removed, tables and chairs returned to storage by stated closing time. Parking lot cleared of trash, etc…
    • On site verification, by the hosting organization event staff, must ensure all participants have signed KSU waiver to participate.
    • A KSU faculty or staff member from the hosting organization must be on site during all special event hours. ( This includes set up and break down)
    • Facility requests must be made a minimum of 30 days in advance.
    • Schedule, Tournament bracket, rules and regulations must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the event to the KSU Sports and Recreation Park.
    • A meeting with the event organizers and KSU IRS staff must take place 3 weeks prior to the event.
    • Reservation requests must include date, times, and anticipated attendance.(KSU Sports and Entertainment Park can provide up to 4 tables, 10 chairs, corner flags, pylons, and scoreboard.)
    • Any event could be subject to review by the KSU Campus Events Planning Committee.
    • All speed, agility and strength conditioning equipment are off limits at all times.
    • Any rental requests beyond normal operating hours will be reviewed; if approved and available, the cost of additional staff will be paid by the hosting organization.
    • Vehicular traffic is prohibited on fields at all times.
    • All posted policies must be followed: (No tobacco; No Pets; No spitting; No Gum etc…)
    • No food or drink on synthetic turf. Food and Drink are only allowed in designated areas.
    • Stakes, posts, signs, or any object may not be inserted into synthetic field.
    • Athletes, coaches and officials only allowed on synthetic turf.
    • Spectators must remain in designated spectator areas.
    • Only designated field paint can be used. ( KSU Sports and Entertainment Park will provide one case of paint
    • Diagrams with measurements of proposed field layout must be provided one week prior to event.
    • Games may begin no sooner than 30 minutes after opening of facility.
    • Games should be completed 30 minutes prior to closing.
    • Facility must be returned to the condition it was upon arrival. (e.g. trash removed to dumpster, temporary lines removed, tables and chairs returned to storage by stated closing time. Parking lot cleared of trash, etc….)
    • Any sporting event requires a CERTIFIED EMT on site during competition hours. (Contact information must be provided to KSU Sports and Recreation Park two weeks prior to event.)
    • On site verification, by the hosting organization event staff, must ensure all participants have signed KSU waiver to participate.
    • A KSU faculty or staff member from the hosting organization must be on site during all special event hours. ( This includes set up and break down)
    • Facility requests must be made a minimum of 30 days in advance.
    • A meeting with the event organizers and KSU Sports and Entertainment staff must take place 3 weeks prior to the event.
    • Reservation requests must include date, times, and anticipated attendance.
    • Any event could be subject to review by the KSU Campus Events Planning Committee.
    • Any rental requests beyond normal operating hours will be reviewed; if approved and available, the cost of additional staff will be paid by the hosting organization.
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