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ARTIST:  Yang Chyi Lee
DATE:  2012
LOCATION:  Reach 11 Sports Complex, 2425 E. Deer Valley Road
TYPE:  Sculptural shade structures and gathering spaces
MATERIALS Painted steel shade structures and sculptural concrete seating
BUDGET:  $1,218,000
DISTRICT:  2
ZIP CODE:  ​85024


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 tournaments.

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 100 degrees.

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.