Today’s featured project is Jimmy John’s Field located in Utica, MI. This former six acre landfill is now home to the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) which hosts four teams: Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers, Eastside Diamond Hoppers, Westside Woolly Mammoths, and the Utica Unicorns who just launched their sophomore season May 11, 2017.
This ballpark is a prime example of how brownfield redevelopment can lead to economic development opportunities that invigorate communities. “The Small Big Idea” is interwoven throughout the execution of this project with “big league” features at a small scale. Most people believe you have to invest over $25M in a ballpark to foster economic sustainability, but with an all-in budget of $16M we’ve proven otherwise.
Bowl View From Center Field
Dugout Level Group Seating
Cabana Suite Behind Dugouts
AAA Club Behind Home Plate
Jimmy John’s Field is the recipient of the 2016 American Council of Engineering Companies Michigan Chapter’s (ACEC/M) most prestigious honor, the Engineering Conceptor Award.