Canisius University – Demske Sports Complex

Location: Buffalo, NY
Surface System Used: A-Turf® Titan and Premier systems
Completion: 2022


The Demske Sports Complex is the home base for many NCAA Division I athletics at Canisius University in Buffalo, New York. Efficiently built on a 14-acre parcel of land and recognized as a model for urban college campuses, the multi-use, all-purpose, all-weather facility is home to a number of the Golden Griffen’s men’s and women’s sports teams.

The complex was built in 1989 and is named after The Rev. James M. Demske who served as university president from 1966-1993. In the summer of 2008, the complex got a major facelift when Canisius replaced the old playing surface with 123,000 sq. ft. of A-Turf® Premier system

Project Features

Thanks to their ongoing and strong relationship with us, Canisius renewed their contract with A-Turf, who resurfaced their sports field after 14 exciting and tough seasons of soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, and other activities. The average service life of competitor turfs is 10-11 years.

A-Turf managed the removal of the old synthetic turf field as well as the installation of the new turf field, featuring our Titan system. This system features the most durable fiber and carpet construction, and the world’s strongest primary and secondary urethane backing systems – yielding greater dimensional stability that delivers the best playing conditions for every field sport imaginable.  

Client Testimonial

This is Canisius University’s second project with A-Turf over the past 14 years and we returned to them for this project because of the high degree of confidence we have in the A-Turf team. From planning, to execution, to their willingness to support us throughout the project — they’re always available and provide personal attention.

A-Turf is a terrific partner, they say what they are going to do and then deliver on that commitment.  Even with the recent supply chain challenges, they got the project completed on time.

The Titan DiamondBlade System is a great product – it performs well and the color is great. Everyone loves it!

Bill Maher
Director of Athletics
Canisius University

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