The City of Phoenix's Reach 11 Sports
Complex is the largest soccer complex of its kind in Arizona, and one of the
largest in the western United States. With 18 regulation-size soccer fields, it
hosts regional, national and international soccer, field hockey and rugby
Yang Chyi Lee (TX) designed an artwork to address
one of the site’s most pressing needs: shade. The sculptural shade structures
are located at two sites near soccer fields and offer spectators and athletes a
comfortable place to sit and escape the desert sun and heat which often exceeds
To develop the design, the artist and
design team conducted extensive research on the best materials for the Arizona
climate. The shade structures range in height from 12 to 14 feet high and are
25 feet wide.
This public art project was commissioned
by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture with percent-for-art funds from the
Water and Wastewater, and
Parks Capital Improvement Programs.