The Oklahoma City Dodgers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are planning major upgrades to their club areas for next year. At the center of the improvements are changes to the Diamond Lounge at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Located on the second level of the ballpark, the Diamond Lounge will expand from approximately 2,500 square feet to 5,000 square feet. The project will include removing three suites from behind home plate in order to offer an unencumbered view of the playing field directly from the Diamond Lounge.
“Although we are fortunate to have one of the best facilities in Minor League Baseball, we are always striving to find ways to make it better,” said OKC Dodgers President/General Manager Michael Byrnes. “These renovations will allow us to modernize a key part of the ballpark and enhance the experience for our fans.”
In addition to the physical expansion, the new Diamond Lounge will be outfitted with all new furniture and décor. The new configuration will be flooded with natural light, giving the area an entirely different feel and look. There will also be a staircase installed in the Diamond Lounge to provide easier access for suite and ticket holders on the Suite Level (third level).
The estimated cost of the project will be approximately $750,000. It is funded by the facility fee included in all event tickets put in place by an agreement between the City of Oklahoma City and the Dodgers two years ago to help maintain and improve the city’s venues.
“This isn’t possible without the tremendous support from our city’s leaders,” said Byrnes. “The City of Oklahoma City is dedicated to consistently improving our facility, through the Budweiser Deck and 4Topps seating in 2015, the new center field video board this year, and now the Diamond Lounge project.”