There is a ton of activity over there right now. The parking lot is crammed full of equipment, beams, mounds of dirt, bulldozers… it’s amazing to think that there will be games in four months.
They are building the new structure which will surround the previously existing seating bowl. They started directly behind home plate, and will build down the baselines.
Here is a view from the parking lot:
The stairway on the left will be one of the new interior stairwells. The one on the right is scaffolding. Here’s a closer look:
You can start to see the two new interior levels, which will hold the suites, the Summit Club, the press box, and the team offices – those are the top two quadrants in the photo below; the general concourse will have a higher ceiling at roughly the height of the second horizontal beam of the structure.
They have started to turn the corner down the first base line:
This is going to be the new concessions area on the first base side of the concourse:
Our Food and Beverage director will have a unique office:
They built the concrete that surrounds the berm – or grassy hill – that will be available for general admission seating down the right field line. For now, you’re going to need to use your imagination here.
Here’s a look from standing in right field:
Here is the new tunnel on the third base side, which will go from the dugout to the new, under-the-seats home locker room.
My new broadcast booth will be right at this corner, right above the top row of seats – but right now, it’s just empty sky.
Remember last time, when I said the old visitor’s clubhouse was about to get bulldozed? It’s still there! That thing is like a cockroach, you just can’t kill it.
It’s awesome seeing the project start to take shape. I’ll go back and take more pictures in a few weeks!