Progressive Field - Various Projects
Gateway Economic Development/Cleveland Indians
2016 LED Lighting Design
Utilizing Major League Baseball’s Lighting Standards, Osborn Engineering developed an RFP used to obtain bids for the replacement of the existing metal halide sports field lighting. The design utilized the existing iconic light towers at Progressive Field. The new LED lighting allows the Indians to recognize a cost savings in energy, and the new system can be expected to perform for well over 15 years. The new lights have IP addressable controls for preset lighting schemes and theatrical lighting for use in concerts and other non-baseball events. LED fixtures were used to illuminate the stadium to current Major League Baseball requirements for the recommended foot candles. Broadcast camera footcandle levels were maintained on the in-field and the outfield as well as glare control. The new LED field lighting was designed to keep the current architecture of the stadium. The intent of the design was to keep the iconic “toothbrush” look.
2016 Videoboard and Sound Replacement
OSports was commissioned by Gateway Economic Development Corporation to provide consulting services for the new scoreboard and control room at Progressive Field. Work for this project included the selection of a 59’ tall by 220’ foot wide Daktronics videoboard with 13,000 SF of high definition screen space. This included the total replacement of all A/V equipment within the ballpark and a brand new state-of-the-art sound system. This equipment interfaces with the new video board beyond the centerfield fence. The control room equipment is tied in with the emergency power system to ensure that the video board and sound system function during an emergency condition. The new video board is larger than the existing. As a result, we conducted a structural evaluation of the existing framing that included both existing loading conditions as well as the upgraded board. We subsequently modified the existing steel framing system to accommodate Daktronics larger screen.Along with the improved video board and sound system, the out-of-town scoreboard, marquee display, and ribbon boards around the ball park were also replaced.
2015 Main Concourse Concession & Suite Upgrades
The Cleveland Indians elected to upgrade their main concourse concessions to reflect current culinary trends in sports facilities. Selected concession spaces are also being converted into several “neighborhood” food service counters that cater to individual menu choices. The project also includes upgrades to many of the existing suites behind home plate and down the 3rd base line. The existing 1994-era suite amenities no longer met the expectations of present day suite patrons. OSports/Osborn provided structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology services.
Gateway Development Corporation
In 1994, a new era in Major League Baseball (MLB) urban ballparks was heralded with the opening of Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field). The award-winning architecture and engineering of the facility has been model for all subsequent MLB ballparks. OSports/ Osborn provided complete structural engineering design services for this state-of-the-art facility that incorporates all the modern amenities for stadia of its kind.
Over the past few years, OSports/Osborn, in partnership with the Cleveland Indians, has designed new amenities for Progressive Field. Heritage Park, the outdoor Indians Hall of Fame, is only one of two ballparks with this historical and cultural amenity within in the venue. The project program included new monuments/plaques, lighting, concessions, a paver program, displays, decorative screens and landscaping. Ultimately, OSports helped to create a learning and contemplative place within the high-energy ballpark environment. Other “Fan Experience” refreshing Projects include the Bud Light Party Deck, Photovoltaic (PV) Panel Array , and various structural design upgrades