It was totally expected, but still noteworthy: the city of Sugar Land formally awarded a $27.9 million contract to Barton Malow/Linbeck as the preferred Design/Build contractor for the construction of StarTex Power Field, the new home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League).
Both names should be familar to those in the baseball industry. Barton Malow has been building ballparks since the 1930s with Navin Field, and more recent projects include Coolray Field, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and Goodyear Ballpark.
Linbeck is a Houston-based construction management company offering construction management at-risk, design/build and related construction services. The firm also has a sports-architecture lineage, serving recently as the Project Manager/Tenant’s Representative for the design and construction of Reliant Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans.
The $30-million ballpark is being built with sales-tax revenues dedicated for economic development purposes.
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