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Jan. 9, 2013

Contactor Heads for Home on $11M USD Ballpark Project

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

An $11 million rejuvenation effort at the University of San Diego’s aging baseball park is rounding third and heading for home. Turner Construction Co. recently hit the 50% completion mark at Fowler Park, which is on track for topping out later this month and completion in February.

Taking shape at  53-year-old Cunningham Field, Fowler Park will add 1,700 seats and a new player clubhouse. Also on tap are two suites, a press box, restrooms, concessions, stadium lighting, new sod and synthetic turf. Fowler Park is home to the Toreros, one of the top 25 college baseball teams in the country.

Turner Construction is employing green building methods, including the use of local and recycled materials and low-flow plumbing fixtures, all intended to qualify the project for LEED Silver Certification.

In addition, Turner is using the EcoPort Trailer for its jobsite office. Constructed of nontoxic, formaldehyde-free plywood, the trailer uses solar and wind-generated power and composting technologies.

Rendering courtesy of usdtoreros.cstv.com

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