After some delays in finalizing design-build contracts and a lease/sublease agreement, work will progress on Phase 1 of Scottsdale Stadium renovations for spring training 2020.
Though the city approved a $50.6 million renovation of the spring home of the San Francisco Giants, there still needed to be a finalization of a lease and sublease, as well as design-build contracts. Those were approved in July.
And what will they get for their money?
- A new clubhouse and event center (shown above) would be constructed on the Osborn Road side of the ballpark, at the east end of the parking lot. The new 10,000-square-foot-plus event center would be the largest in downtown Scottsdale. It would be used year-round by both the team and the city, but the exact terms of usage need to be finalized.
- The right-field Charro Lodge and an existing concessions platform would be expanded. The Charro Lodge is one of the hottest tickets in all of spring training, and an expansion/reconfiguration would also allow it to be used year-round for a variety of events.
- Concourses would be widened to allow better traffic flow throughout the ballpark. Right now there are several pinch points where fans spend a lot of time working to get through to their seats.
- New bleachers and standing-room space would be added to the right-field concourse.
- Access to the second level suite/press area would be expanded.
- The main entry, which now feels like an afterthought, would be expanded and may feature mass transit and rideshare areas.
Right now the plan calls for the Giants to commit to Scottsdale Stadium through 2044, with two five-year options.
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