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 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” Projects at Progressive Field include:
Bud Light Party Deck – A recent addition to the fan experience at Progressive Field. It was designed to accommodate large groups and features a full-service bar and buffet. The private terraced seating area create a club-like zone within the seating bowl.
Photovoltaic (PV) Panel Array – The Cleveland Indians were also the first MLB team to utilize solar power technology in their ballpark. The system was designed to integrate with the architectural features of the ballpark in addition to providing power via solar technology. The electrical input provided by the panels reduces the traditional energy use of the facility.
Structural Design Upgrades – Osborn provided complete structural engineering design services for this state-of-the-art urban ballpark that incorporates the comforts of luxury boxes and club seats, in addition to the modern technologies of television projection and electronic scoreboards.