HILLSBORO HOPS STADIUM - HILLSBORO, OR.

DESCRIPTION

Designed by GBD Architects and built by Hoffman Construction Company, the stadium was named one of 1999's Best Public Project Award recipients by AIA Western International. The facility also won the 2000 Design Award of Merit from International Illumination Design Award. Hillsboro Stadium has a 170,000-square-foot field. This field is large enough to accommodate two games at the same time. The main grandstand is on the south side of the field and contains locker rooms, concession stands, and team training facilities. Seating capacity is around 7,600 people. The main, covered grandstand seats 4,000.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: 4450 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Type: Stadium
  • Completed: 2013

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Crowd Capacity: 7,600 

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

  • Owner: City of Hillsboro
  • Architect: GBD Architects
  • Contractor: Hoffman Construction 
  • Steel Fabricator and Erector: Fought & Company / REFA
 
 
 
 

SAFECO FIELD - SEATTLE, WA.

DESCRIPTION

Safeco Field is a retractable roof baseball park located in Seattle, Washington. However, unlike other retractable roof stadiums, Safeco Field has what is called a "retractable umbrella". This is because when the roof is closed, the stadium is still open on the sides to the outside weather, so the Mariners can play outdoor baseball even in the rain. There is no need for heating or air-conditioning because it is just like an outdoor stadium. Owned and operated by the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District, it is the home stadium of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) and has a seating capacity of 47,943 for baseball. It is located in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood, near the western terminus of Interstate 90. The first game was played on July 15, 1999.

During the 1990s, the suitability of the Mariners' original stadium, the Kingdome as a MLB facility came under doubt, and the team's ownership group threatened to relocate the team. In September 1995, King County voters defeated a ballot measure to secure public funding for a new baseball stadium. Shortly thereafter, the Mariners’ first appearance in the MLB postseason and their victory in the 1995 American League Division Series (ALDS) renewed a public desire to keep the team in town. As a result, the Washington State American Legislature approved an alternate means of funding for the stadium with public money. The site for the stadium, just south of the Kingdome, was selected in September 1996 and construction began in March 1997.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: 1516 First Avenue South, Seattle, Wa.
  • Type: Stadium
  • Completed: 1999

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Roof: Retractable Umbrella 
  • Seating Capacity: 47,943

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

  • Owner: Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District
  • Architect: NBBJ Architects
  • Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Contractor: Huber, Hunt & Nichols, Inc. / Kiewit Construction Co.  
  • Steel Fabricator and Erector: Fought & Company / REFA