One of the oldest MLB stadiums in North America, Kauffman Stadium pursued a 2006 renovation to modernize its facilities and elevate the fan experience. Renovations included the addition of administrative office facilities, new club and premium seating, new suites, and expansion and widening of the concourses.
We provided structural design, project delivery and construction engineering services to Populous for the renovation, which was completed in time for the 2009-2010 MLB season.
- A variety of fan amenities included the expansion of concession and dining areas, additional restrooms, design of a children’s activities area and the integration of additional retail shops.
- Improvements to the outfield include a 360 degree concourse, new seating, a Hall of Fame building (in left field), a restaurant (in right field), restrooms, and concessions.
- At the upper concourse level the two new widened vomitory portals provide a dramatic view of the playing field for visitors.
- We also designed the new structure for the 85-foot-wide by 140-foot-tall high-definition scoreboard utilizing BIM technology. In conjunction with the expansion and improvements to the facility, a comprehensive condition assessment and repair design was performed for the existing stadium.
- At the time it entered service, the scoreboard was the largest high-definition LED display in the world.