The Baseball Stadium Expansion was designed to greatly enhance the fan experience by adding a second story, which includes approximately 300 premium seats and an open-air reception space behind home plate. The project also relocated the press box to the new second floor, giving it a better view of the field and making room for additional ground floor seating.
The project began construction in November 2017, continued through the baseball season, and was completed in March 2018. The ability to continue to host baseball games throughout construction was critical, and required extra effort from all parties. As stakeholders, the Architect, Construction Manager, FP&C, and Athletics all recognized the importance of working together to overcome these challenging construction circumstances. For example, all parties worked closely with the Building Department to set criteria which would allow safe temporary occupancy of ground level seating, while construction took place on the second floor. This strategy allowed for stadium occupancy in February 2018, with construction completed in March 2018.