PBA provided mechanical & electrical engineering design services for Jimmy John’s Field, a new $15 million minor league baseball field in Utica, MI. Mechanical design for the 4,500 capacity field included HVAC, plumbing, and controls. Electrical design included lighting, power, fire alarm, and raceways for voice/data/ A/V, and security systems.
In 2017, the project received an ACEC Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award citing, ‘The transformation of a 75-year-old unregulated landfill site into a $15 million minor league baseball stadium.’ The new field ‘marks the largest redevelopment project the City of Utica has ever seen. It has spurred revitalization of the downtown business district, creating a destination where families gather, businesses thrive, and the community can enjoy its treasured natural resources along the Clinton River.’
The new field was designed by Pendulum as a prototype for future Minor League ball fields that are in the conceptual and planning phases. It features 2,000 box seats between first and third base, 7 founder’s level suites, 5 dugout suites,12 patio suites, 4 picnic areas, and a grass berm.