The new downtown home of the Tulsa Drillers is scheduled to open April 8, 2010.Opening: April 8, 2010
Capacity: 6,200 fixed seats
Number of Suites: 30
Owner: Tulsa Stadium Trust
Contractor: Manhattan Construction Co.
Project Cost: $60 million for new ballpark ($39.2 million) and surrounding development; funding comes from $30 million in private donations and naming rights; $25 million from downtown development tax, and $5 million from Tulsa Drillers in the form of rent.
Naming Rights: ONEOK, $5 million over 20 years
Location: Directly west of the historic Greenwood District and adjacent to the Brady and Blue Dome entertainment districts.
Construction is well-underway on construction of ONEOK Field, the new downtown Tulsa hold of the Tulsa Drillers (Class AA; Texas League), slated to open in 2010. After a false start, the final plans are in place. The exterior design will feature brick, zinc and art deco, and will help reflect the history of the area. The park is being constructed in the historic Greenwood District.
The ballpark will be constructed with three shades of brick and two shades of zinc. The playing field will be located 13 feet below ground level.
The art deco elements will come from three different designs of 4-foot-square medallions that will be repeated throughout the park. The medallions will be designed to reflect on the history of the Greenwood District, the site of one of the USA’s worst race riots.
The three themes to be used in the medallions will be hope, unity and peace.