North Augusta (S.C.) has issued an RFQ for construction of a new Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark, which provides a tangible look at the new facility.
All in all, there aren’t too many surprises with the specs for the facility, as work on the new ballpark is expected to begin in late 2014 for a 2016 opening, with architect Odell Associates providing specifics and renderings. Here is what the RFQ lays out:
- Approximate 7-acre site.
- MiLB Single-A standards affiliated with the San Francisco Giants.
- Totals approximately 4,500 seats, as follows:
- Approximately 3,500 fixed seats (including general admission, loge, club and suite seating).
- Approximately 1,000 other “assignable” seating positions, including picnic terrace, drink rail positions, grass berm seating, outfield “soft seating,” etc.
- 9 private suites with outdoor seating.
- Press Box behind home plate.
- Main club lounge/banquet space with club seating.
- Open party terraces with club seating.
- Core and shell franchise restaurants with point of sales serving ballpark.
- Core and shell restaurant at 5,000 SF w/ Terrace and Beer Garden.
- Team concessions, kitchen and commissary.
- Public gang toilet rooms.
- Full team facilities and administrative offices.
- 360 degree wraparound concourse.
- Steel structure construction.
The minor-league ballpark is part of Project Jackson, a $144-million development that also includes a hotel and conference center, retail and residential.
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