One of the most anticipated construction projects in baseball this year has been the completion of the San Francisco Giants Player Development Center at Papago Park in Phoenix. The four year project brought together some big names in construction, including Okland Construction, Frontier Golf, and Rosendin, the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contracting company with a regional office in Tempe, Arizona.
Rosendin provided full-service electrical contracting and design-assist services on a new 52,000 sqft clubhouse, a new 15,000 sqft maintenance building, and a new 30,000 sqft building that houses the league’s first indoor half field, as well as batting and pitching lanes. In Arizona’s desert environment, indoor training is a huge benefit for year-round conditioning.
“We were thrilled to work on this unique project for the San Francisco Giants, City of Phoenix and City of Scottsdale because it is the first of its kind facility that provides climate controlled training space for elite baseball players to develop their skills,” said Tony DeVito, Project Manager at Rosendin. “Our teams have decades of experience building and renovating spaces for sports teams so we worked closely with the Okland Construction, Frontier Golf, and Populous Architects to ensure every area would be well lit and safe without radiating extra heat.”
Rosendin also completed electrical and lighting upgrades on the clubhouse which includes state of the art sections including over half a dozen locker rooms, weight room, classrooms, dining area, and office space. Populous Architects designed the space to reflect the desert of Papago Park using natural materials, reclaimed wood and specialized lighting installation, while providing suitable exteriors that complimented the natural landscape of Papago Park.
The $3.42 million service contract was broken into four projects starting in 2019 and included electrical upgrades, SES repair and underground electrical work. The timeline was directly impacted by COVID-19 and at one time the project was halted to reduce costs while the baseball team dealt with pandemic restrictions.