The Fresno Grizzlies (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new social space at Chukchansi Park, a major step for the upcoming amenity.
Upon being introduced in February as the team’s new owner, Fresno Sports and Events announced that it was planning a variety of initiatives for the Grizzlies and Chukchansi Park, including the addition of a ballpark social space. Located down the left field line, the multi-tiered area will feature TV monitors, along with a full-service bar area.
Construction on the amenity is underway, as the Grizzlies held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new space on Monday. The team expects that construction will conclude by mid-September. More from the Fresno Bee:
The Grizzlies and Zumwalt Construction held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday at the site of the left field social space at Chukchansi Park. When completed, the area will have a full-service bar, huge TVs and multiple levels for watching games and events. It will supplant about 1,000 of the park’s 12,500 seats.
It’s the first significant construction project within the stadium since Chukchansi Park opened in 2002, and a major initiative by the Fresno Grizzlies’ new owners, Fresno Sports & Events.
Grizzlies president Derek Franks said the club expects to have the work done by Sept. 15.
Along with Grizzlies games, the space is expected to be available on non-gamedays for various events.
Rendering courtesy Fresno Grizzlies.