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TGRWA Projects – Rosemont Ballpark
Construction is nearing completion for the Rosemont Ballpark in Rosemont, IL, home of the Chicago Dogs baseball team. TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for the $60 million, 6,300-seat stadium set to host its first home game in May, 2018. Enclosing the field on the north and west sides is a continuous 2-story, steel-framed pavilion structure consisting of concessions, private suites, party decks, and a 2nd-level club with elevated seating. In left field and center field is an elevated steel-framed structure under which is housed all of the miscellaneous baseball amenities, such as locker rooms, training rooms, offices, batting cages, and a fan experience area. The entirety of the various wall elements for the ballpark, including the outfield, bullpen, dugout, and field access tunnel walls, were constructed with cast-in-place concrete. Seating for the spectators was provided using a stepped slab-on-grade system. TGRWA also designed the foundation structure for an adjacent precast concrete parking structure using reinforced concrete grade beams and belled caissons.