The University of Virginia has debuted its renovated ballpark – Davenport Field at Disharoon Park.
Building upon the University of Virginia baseball team’s unprecedented success in recent years, the renovations are designed to elevate Davenport Field to among the elite NCAA Division-I ballparks.
DLR Group’s design has positioned the programme for future success with new training spaces and offices, as well as significant enhancements to the spectator experience.
Nestled into a tight, hard-to-access site, the expansion has introduced a new ‘front door’ – a memorable gateway for fans, student-athletes, recruits, and visitors.
In terms of spectator experience, Phase I includes new and enhanced options for viewing the game, including wrap-around elevated concourse, chair back seating, outfield bleachers, berm, picnic terrace, and the new Field Level Club.
Team training and recruitment will benefit from the new Pitching Development Center, batting cages, bullpens, and baseball operations suite.
Additionally, future phase construction has been coordinated to include suite, club, and party deck spaces added above the expansion concourse, fulfilling the expressed desire for a ‘big time’ look and feel.
DLR Group provided full architectural design services, structural engineering, and laser scanning
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