Construction begins on new artificial turf fields

New fields will serve Regis University and Arrupe Jesuit High School athletes


Renovations of Regis University’s practice fields are underway thanks to the generosity of Shea Homes and the Shea Family. The joint-use agreement for the renovated fields will ensure that student athletes from Arrupe Jesuit High School have a home field at Regis University.

The modernized and enhanced fields will benefit Regis’ soccer, lacrosse and rugby teams and provide a new, illuminated state-of-the-art venue for the Arrupe boys and girls soccer teams. The fields, located on the southeast side of Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus along Regis Boulevard, will be ready for the Spring 2022 season.

The multi-million-dollar renovation includes installing eco-friendly turf made from nylon grass atop a sand infill, which is gentler on athletes and will result in fewer turf-related injuries. The fields will feature energy-efficient, precision LED lights and two new scoreboards that will face away from Regis’ neighbors.

Regis’ Physical Plant team estimates the project will save 5.4 million gallons of water during the fields’ first year of use. It also eliminates six hours of weekly mowing.

Field construction began on Oct. 7 with all equipment entering and exiting the Regis campus via Regis Square on Federal Boulevard. Adhering to city ordinances, work will occur only between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday - Friday. The mature trees lining Regis Boulevard will buffer neighbors from the fields.

Shea Homes is one of the largest private homebuilders in the nation. Since its founding in 1968, Shea Homes has built more than 100,000 homes. Over the past several years, Shea Homes has been recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction with a reputation for design, quality and customer service. Shea Homes builds new homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Texas.

Arrupe Jesuit High School is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school in Northwest Denver. It is sponsored by the Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province. Arrupe Jesuit serves economically disadvantaged students from Denver’s inner-city neighborhoods. By enhancing the human, intellectual, and spiritual capacities of its students through a rigorous, innovative, and affordable college preparatory education, Arrupe offers hope for a brighter future to some of Denver’s neediest youth.

About Regis University

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, has three campus locations in the Denver metro area and extensive online program offerings with more than 8,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit