Hohokam Stadium and the Fitch Park Training Facility for the Oakland
The City of Mesa selected
W.E. O'Neil Construction Company of Arizona as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
for this project.
The grading for the parking lot at Fitch is underway. Contractor
continues to work on mechanical and fire sprinkler system. At
Hohokam the demolition is still on going and the contractor has
begun to work on the electrical portion.
Construction for this project began in December 2013 and
will be completed in December 2014.
This project consists of
strategic renovations and additions to Hohokam Stadium and the
Fitch Park Training Facility to accommodate the Oakland
Athletics. After renovation, the facilities will serve as the
Major League Baseball Training home for the Oakland Athletics
beginning with the 2015 Spring Training Season.
The improvements to Hohokam Stadium will focus
on brand-specific upgrades to reflect the character and identity of the Oakland Athletics. Entry gate
improvements will re-brand the facility and mark the baseball
fans' arrival at the stadium. A refreshed exterior skin and
stadium concourse will transition to refurbished seating and
seating options in the stadium bowl. The home team clubhouse
will be remodeled as well as renovating the baseball fields to
Oakland Athletics specifications.
is the sister facility to Hohokam Stadium and, after the remodel
is complete, will serve as the year-round home for the Oakland
Athletics Minor League Training and Operations. The improvements
to the Fitch Park facilities include renovations to the existing
facility as well as increasing the size of the building by
27,000 square feet. The building exterior will be updated to
reflect the character and identity of the Oakland Athletics.
Ball fields, pitching mounds, and batting cages at the site will
be renovated to meet the training requirements of the Oakland
The City of Mesa will fund the first $15 million of the
project. The City of Mesa and the Oakland Athletics will split
the next $5 million of the project costs up to a total of $20
million on a dollar for dollar basis. The agreement caps the
City of Mesa financial responsibility at $17.5 million. These
expenditures are funded by the Spring Training Bonds.