Pendulum’s 10 Year Anniversary Countdown Day 13

Day 13

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

Premium Skybox 

Interesting Fact:

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.

Jimmy John’s Field Update

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Spring is almost upon us and our ballpark projects scheduled to open this 2016 season are taking shape.  Jimmy John’s Field located in Utica, MI is small in size but loaded with amenities that rival most affiliated ballparks.  The list of features include:

  • Dugout suites (5)
  • Dugout level group seating (four top tables)
  • Premium home plate club/bar
  • Outdoor cabana suites (12)
  • Elevated concourse (2,000 seats)
  • Sky boxes (6)
  • Field level party pavilions (2)
  • Right field grass berm
  • Right field whiffle ball field
  • Left field VIP tent

Although it may sound cliche, it is clear from the video that there is not one bad seat in the entire ballpark – from every vantage point you will literally be right on top of the action.  We are in eager anticipation of opening day scheduled for May 30, 2016.  Stay tuned for our next update that will feature an interior design narrative by our lead designer Lauren Gripka.