Renderings as of 12/16/06
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Details on the new Nationals Facility:
Seating: Total Capacity - 41,000
22,000 seats in the lower bowl, 12,100 in the upper seating bowl, from where fans can see the U.S. Capitol building, 2,500 club seats, 1,112 suite seats, a 500-seat founder's club with indoor dining, and a 1,300- seat diamond club with indoor dining
Open Date: During the 2008 season
Cost: Capped at $611 million
Design By: The joint venture team of HOK/Devrouax-Purnell Architects was picked to design the stadium
Below are a smattering of the initial renderings for the new Nationals ballpark design from HOK. These are the initial images I have access to, but more should be made available over the course of the day. When these become available, I will update this posting. Click on these images to see a larger version (courtesy HOK):
On August 4, 2006, Jacqueline Dupree released on her "Near Southeast" DC Development Site, new renderings of the Nationals Ballpark design, along with new renderings showing the proposed structures outside of centerfield that Herbert Miller that will have shops, restaurants, condos and a luxury hotel, as well as parking for the new ballpark. Enjoy!
Notice that there are transparent silhouettes of other buildings that will surround the park.
Ground level rendering of Miller's Taj Mahal of parking structures. The stadium is south shown in the background south of the structures. Once again, note the transparent structure that outlines that another building is within this rendering.
New aerial view rendering of the main plaza leading up to the ballpark. The Anacostia would be to your back from Potomac Avenue.
Rendering from the street level outside the ballpark looking up at the back of the scoreboard from 1st Street.
View from inside the ballpark looking toward 1st Street at the Scoreboard
Looking across from the 3rd baseline upper deack seating. Note that in the rendering the batters' eye appears to be sloping grass ala Ameriquest Field in Arlington.
What the view might look like from the top row of the upper deack. If the new garages are in place, this view should be altered. Note that it appears that the Capitol Dome is barely visible in the far distance directly in the middle of this rendering.
Aerial view looking toward the Anacostia across the ballpark. Note that the transparent buildings are the originally designed parking structures, and not Miller's design, which are considerably higher.
Facts and Figures
Tenant: Washington Nationals (NL)
Opening: During the 2008 season
Status: Groundbreaking took place on May 4, 2006 (see Clark Construction Cam for latest progress )
Construction Calender: Clark/Hunt/Smoot Bid Schedule as of 9/5/06
Style: Open air
Seating (Approx): 41,000 total seats
· 22,000 Lower Bowl
· 2500 Club Seats
· 1112 Suite Seats
· 12,100 Upper Seating Bowl Seats
· 500 seat Founder’s Club with Indoor Dining/Bar (8,500 SF)
· 1300 seat Diamond Club with Indoor Dining/Bar (10,000 SF)
· 8 – 16 seat Founders Suites on Main
· 2 – 24 seat Owners Suites
· 58 – 12 seat Standard Suites on Two Mid Levels
· 10 – 24 seat Party Suites on One Mid Level
· Restaurant/Bar (10,000 SF) outfield location
· Conference Center (6,000 SF)
· Concession Stands (28,000 SF)
· Team Store (5,000 SF)
· Novelty Stands (1,700 SF)
· Kids Retail Store (1,000 SF)
· Group Sales/Picnic Area (10,000 SF)
· Kids Training Area (10,000 SF)
· Arcade / Games of Skill (2,000 SF)
· Family Area (10,000 SF)
· Men’s and Women’s Rest Rooms (over 1,100 total fixtures)
· First Aid Stations
· Fan Accommodations/Guest Relations
· Ticketing/Ticket Windows
HOK Sport (Kansas City) and Devrouax & Purnell Architects-Planners (Washington)
Clark/Hunt/Smoot , A Joint Venture is comprised of Clark Construction Group, LLC of Bethesda, Md., Hunt Construction Group of Indianapolis and Smoot Construction of Washington, D.C.
Southeast Washington, DC along the Anacostia River in new, mixed-used entertainment zone. Bounded by South Capital Street to the west, N Street, to the north, 1st Street (adjacent to the river) to the east and Potomac Avenue to the south.
Developer: District of Columbia, the DC Sports & Entertainment Commission (DCSEC)
McKissack & McKissack / Brailsford & Dunlavey / Turner
· McKissack & McKissack
· Brailsford & Dunlavey
· Turner Construction Company
Leftwhich & Ludaway. LLC
Covington & Burling
Clemens Consulting Group
Design Advisory Committee
· Bob Peck
· Harry Robinson, FAIA
· Sumam Sorg, FAIA
· Julia Moe
Design Consultant: Polshek Partnership
Cost: $610.8 million
Public financing: The city may sell up to $610.8 million in bonds to finance the stadium. Revenue to pay the debt on those bonds would come from these sources:
- $11 million to $14 million per year from in-stadium taxes on tickets, concessions and merchandise.
- $21 million to $24 million per year from a new tax on businesses with gross receipts of $3 million or more.
- $5.5 million per year in rent payments from the baseball team's owner.
Private financing: The team will be responsible for any cost overruns. Naming rights would belong to the team and are not earmarked for stadium construction costs.
Lease: Team would lease stadium for 30 years from the DC Sports Commission. The value is estimated at $5.5 million per year.