*** News Flash *** - American Society of Civil Engineers Names Provident Bank Park "Project of the Year"
- Provide an attraction that will draw people from the entire region.
- Facility will provide a strong return on investment that is sustainable.
- Variety of revenue generating features.
- Multi-purpose use for community events and concerts.
- Create a friendly facility that will bring fans back to the ballpark
- Variety of seating options.
- Create neighborhoods around the concourse – new ways of viewing the ballgame.
- Facility should reflect the Town of Ramapo and Rockland County.
- Use of local materials.
- Stone/water and bridges/brick/steel. Stone: reflection of the geography, quarries in the County. Water: importance of the Hudson River in the development of the region. Brick: clay deposits near the Hudson made North Rockland a brick making center for the entire eastern U. S. Steel: proximity of iron mines made metal works and important industry, particularly the production of nails.
- Facility is environmentally responsible.
- Create a “Ballpark in the Park”.
- Tie to the County Park.
- Landscaping reflecting the natural environment.
- Maintain stream ways and provide buffers to the adjacent wetlands.
Playing Field and Batting Tunnel
The ballpark is oriented to provide an optimal field orientation for both the players and fans. Home plate to second base is oriented to the northeast ensuing that batters will not have the sun in their eyes for evening games.
Backstop netting will be provided between the two dugouts. Netting will be hung from a cable system. No overhead netting will be provided.
The field wall behind home plate will be faced with manufactured stone to match the exterior of the building.
A batting tunnel is located directly adjacent to the home team clubhouse. The primary use of the batting cage will be for player use, but during home games it will be open to fans. Ballclub staff will supervise the batting tunnel. Roll up doors or glazing will be provided so the tunnel can be used year round.
May 4, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS NAMES PROVIDENT BANK PARK "PROJECT OF THE YEAR"
The Ramapo Local Development Corporation ("RLDC") announced today that Provident Bank Park has been selected as the recipient of the "Ward House Award" from the American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section-Lower Hudson Valley Branch. The award bestows upon Provident Bank Park the designation of "Small Project of the Year."
Provident Bank Park is a state-of-the-art baseball facility in the Town of Ramapo that opened in June 2011. During the inaugural season, nearly 125,000 people came to Provident Bank Park to watch the Rockland Boulders, an independent team in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, which is commonly known as the Can-Am League. Provident Bank Park, which has proven to be a wonderful venue for affordable and fun entertainment for families, is an outstanding recreational facility for professional, college, and high-school baseball games, concerts, charity events, coaching clinics, and other special events.
The RLDC will be recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers as the owner and developer of the stadium. Holt Construction Corp. of Pearl River, New York served as construction manager for the project, and DLR Group of Overland Park, Kansas was the project's architect. Engineering services on the project were provided by Clough Harbour & Associates of Albany, New York and Leonard Jackson Associates of Pomona, New York.
"We are extremely proud to be recognized by the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers," said RLDC President Christopher P. St. Lawrence. "Provident Bank Park is a landmark project that helps facilitate local economic growth and provides affordable and fun entertainment for families. The stadium is a special venue that has engendered a great sense of pride and excitement in Rockland County and across the Hudson Valley."
"Provident Bank Park is a state-of-the-art facility that integrates the vision and expertise of talented engineers and construction professionals, each of whom played a vital role in developing this project and seeing it through to fruition," said RLDC Executive Director Aaron Troodler. "In just a short period of time, Provident Bank Park has quickly become a destination point for people throughout the Lower Hudson Valley."
The Ramapo Local Development Corporation was formed to assist the Town of Ramapo in the development of affordable housing; to foster the creation, retention and expansion of jobs and economic opportunities for the benefit of the local economy; and to promote smart growth and green development within the Town. The RLDC's mission and objectives include lessening the burdens of government by undertaking and promoting urban redevelopment initiatives in the Town of Ramapo that include real estate acquisition, development and management, real estate project finance, and other community-based economic development activities permissible under the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law.
The American Society of Civil Engineers ("ASCE") represents more than 147,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. The ASCE Metropolitan Section is the local section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in the New York City metro area and consists of nine counties in New York State including the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Rockland and Westchester counties in the Lower Hudson Valley. With over 4,000 members, the Met Section is one of the largest and most active ASCE sections in the United States. The Lower Hudson Valley Branch serves ASCE members that reside and/or work in Rockland and Westchester counties.