Cactus League Ballpark, UNLV Wins Award
Milwaukee Brewers Unveil New Arizona Spring Baseball Home
In mid-February, the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated Mortenson Construction’s renovation of the team’s Cactus League and player development complex in the west Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale. Formerly known as Maryvale Baseball Park, the renovated facility is now known as American Family Fields of Phoenix. The more than $65-million project included a new 106,000-sq-ft clubhouse with locker rooms as well as fan enhancements highlighted by new concession areas, retail stores, seating and a video board. The complex also features a new entry plaza, renovated space for sports science and psychological services, an eight-lane batting tunnel, an agility field, new pitching and catching mounds, a high-performance practice field matching the dimensions of the Miller Park in Milwaukee and improvements to each of the seven playing fields. The facility was designed by HKS with International Facilities Group serving as owner’s representative.
UNLV Team Nabs First Place in Associated Schools of Construction Design-Build Competition
A six-student team from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in February earned first place in the design-build category at the 2019 Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 student competition in Sparks, Nev. It was the second straight year a team from UNLV won the design-build award. The team’s students are in the UNLV College of Engineering and Architecture. The PENTA Building Group sponsored and mentored the team. The 2019 team included Christian Payan, David Aaron Perez, Jose Jaime Morales, Miriam Garcia-Morales, Nick Livio, Russell Goodman and Tristan Stephen Osorio. For more information on the competition, visit asc67.org.