The City of York teamed with Benesch to design and build a state-of-the-art baseball/softball facility that, in its first season, hosted more than 1,100 games including tournaments for 13 weeks straight. Local businesses reported increased revenue from five to 20% since its opening. As part of our comprehensive design services, Benesch assisted the city in overall planning beyond the two pinwheel layout for eight ballfields.
The York Ballpark Complex consists of eight fields (one baseball, seven multipurpose), two concession stands, two press boxes and restrooms for each set of fields, team warm up areas and batting cages. Other integrated features are lighting, scoreboards, lights, drainage, maintenance buildings and player/fan amenities including concessions, picnic areas, a play structure and parking. The City opted to lower the cost of the project by revising the original bid of $7.7 million to $7.35 million. Benesch delivered at a final construction cost of $7.29 million.