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The Ballpark Project


The Problem
The Solution
Phase One
Phase Two
Phase Three
The Effect on the Field
Phase Three

Finishing Touches...

First, remodel the fašade of the remaining center field complex - as if to make it look like it was built that way. We now have a view of a new complex built outside the stadium, complete with a "village" or "downtown" atmosphere. The streets beyond the stadium (the intersection of Ballpark Way and Randol Mill) can either be closed for each game - or even completely redirected around the new complexes (see maps on right). If they are redirected, use the space to practically extend the reach of The Ballpark. In other words, move entrances to The Ballpark next to the new complexes, encouraging fans to visit the retail stores and restaurants before and after (or during) the game. This allows foot-traffic to flow in and out of the stadium more freely. I imagine it could even be possible to turn the streets into a mini "river walk;" which could be supplied from the neighboring lakes.

At this point, most of the work is done. This is where the selling of corporate and retail property should take off. The Ballpark now has something to view beyond its original tight reaches of an enclosed office complex. It now "opens up" to a village - and a vision.

The Effect on the Field