Brasfield & Gorrie completes work on Florida Ballpark at McKethan Field

WCN Editorial Team 11 Aug 2020 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Brasfield & Gorrie, a construction partner for the University of Florida, has completed construction on the Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field, in Gainesville, Florida.

Located on 2800 Citrus Road, next to Dizney Stadium and Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on the southwest part of the University of Florida’s campus, the new stadium Florida Ballpark replaces McKethan Stadium as the home venue for Gators Baseball.

The newly built stadium has a total seating capacity of over 7,000. It is divided into 4,000 in permanent chairback seats, with several other seating options, grass berms and non-traditional seating options including over 700 club seating. There are plans to expand the seating capacity to 10,000.

Featuring a 360-degree open concourse and seating, the newly constructed Florida Ballpark has been designed in a way that allows fans to walk around the place without ever losing sight of the game.

Brasfield & Gorrie claims to have followed several Major League Baseball parks and TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, home of the College World Series, which have similar layouts.

The company further stated that the home plate on the field has been oriented to face northeast. The share structures cover multiple sections of seats, offering protection against the sun, making the environment comfortable for student-athletes and fans.

Brasfield & Gorrie vice president and division manager Erik Sharpe said: “The University of Florida has always been home to some of the nation’s best athletic facilities, and they continue to improve.

“Brasfield & Gorrie is honoured to have worked in partnership with our trade partners to build a state-of-the-art facility for one of the nation’s best baseball teams—the Florida Gators.

“We also recognise the ballpark is an important step toward fulfilling the University Athletic Association’s Facilities Master Plan, and we are honoured to play a substantial role in bringing that plan to life.”

Inside the facility, student-athletes and staff can enjoy modernised amenities including a spacious team lounge, private nutrition area, expanded locker room, video and team meeting rooms, indoor pitching and batting cages, improved training and rehabilitation areas and a reception area.

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Club entrance at Florida Ballpark. (Credit: Florida Gators.)

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