RENO, NV - Despite freezing temperatures and snowfall in Northern Nevada, construction on the Reno Aces brand-new, $50 million downtown ballpark has continued, and the project remains on schedule to be ready for the club's April 17, 2009 home opener against the Salt Lake Bees.
Devcon Construction has worked at full force on the stadium throughout the winter in the face of weather-related challenges. Where temperatures have prevented the pouring of concrete and the application of stucco at times, crews have worked efficiently to make major strides toward the completion of the underground clubhouses located down the third base line and the building's exterior framing.
"Construction crews have continued to work tirelessly on the ballpark, in spite of some undesirable winter weather conditions," said Stuart Katzoff, managing partner of the Reno Aces. "We're extremely pleased with the progress of the ballpark."
The metal framing around the box office area is now complete and is readily visible from the roadside. Additionally, metal framing for the home and visitor clubhouses are nearing completion. The ballpark's sprinkler heads have been installed and all heating, ventilating and air conditioning units are now in place.
Crews are now in the process of shoring up the entire perimeter of the ballpark structure, another important aspect to construction as the stadium takes shape.
"With each passing day, anticipation continues to grow for the start of the season," Katzoff said. "This is going to be a first-class facility, and we can't wait to unveil it to the baseball fans of Reno."
Two webcams has been set-up to allow fans to view construction of the ballpark as it happens. These outlets can be viewed online by clicking the links below:
Home Plate Camera
The Reno Aces Baseball Club, Triple-A Affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, was purchased in 2007 by SK Baseball, led by Managing Partner Stuart Katzoff. The club's downtown ballpark will be the centerpiece of an exciting Freight House District that includes retail, dining and nightlife venues.
Season tickets for the club's inaugural 2009 campaign are on-sale now. Visit renoaces.com or call (775) 334-4700 for more information.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.