Riverfront Stadium

  • Project Type

  • Opened/Completed

    • 2021

Design Achievement – The design for Riverfront Stadium sets a new standard for AAA ballparks. The aesthetic draws upon the historic Delano District and the rich heritage of baseball in Wichita. DLR Group’s design engages with the adjacent Arkansas River and offers views of the skyline from inside the ballpark where the city will proudly feature a new Wichita Baseball Hall of Fame. Designers carefully planned unique seating options and hospitality areas throughout the ballpark, offering a variety of ticket prices and flexible spaces. Visitors, fans, and players experience multiple entry and plaza areas that include public art and iconic features such as towers and canopies. As an entertainment destination for the citizens of Wichita, spaces can be used by the city year-round for football, concerts, soccer, and winter sports. The ballpark is part of a planned mixed-use development with connections to restaurants and retail.
 
Scope Summary – This project delivered a new AAA ballpark with 5,935 fixed seats. Unique left-field berm seating, a picnic area, roof decks, tiered outfield seating, loge boxes, and suite and club seats, as well as additional standing room and specialty areas accommodate a total capacity of nearly 10,000 spectators. Amenities include a dozen 12-person suites and 26 loge boxes, seating four to six fans. A party deck at the suite level and another on the roof of the team building are available for game and year-round use. The unique site challenged designers who utilized a beamed seating design that offered construction cost savings and provided a concourse that circles the ballpark. DLR Group provided master planning, site planning, programming, and architectural design.