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UVA Davenport Field Expansion At Disharoon Park

Charlottesville, Virginia

client

University of Virginia

size

5,500 seats

certification

LEED Silver

type

Addition + Renovation

partner

DLR Group

The Ted Davenport Field at Disharoon Park is one of the premier college baseball facilities in the country. Nestled into a tight, hard-to-access site on the University of Virginia campus, the LEED Silver, 21,000-gross-square-foot expansion delivers a new "front door" for the baseball stadium and a memorable gateway for fans, student-athletes, recruits and visitors.

Spectator experience is enhanced with a new wrap-around elevated concourse, chair back seating, a picnic terrace and a new field-level club. Team training and recruitment benefit from the naturally daylit Player Development Center, batting cages, bullpens and baseball operations suite.

 

A New Beginning

First opened in 2002 and LEED certified, this facility underwent a building expansion that included a new entrance and wraps the concourse around to right-center field.  This expanded facility earned LEED Silver certification, achieving energy cost savings of 31% and reducing potable water usage by 30%.  Over 95% of on-site generated construction waste was diverted from the landfill and recycled.  

A climate-controlled player development center includes daylit hitting cages and a separate pitching facility.

Closing Thoughts

This stadium expansion exemplifies UVA's commitment to energy efficiency and the health and wellness of occupants, it is a champion in sustainable design.

The Disharoon Park expansion took what was already a functional facility and made it into one that is better positioned to meet modern expectations for college baseball. . . to build a more competitive program and offer a comfortable experience for fans.

Ballpark Digest

Awards

Judge's Choice Award

USGBC Virginia Community Leader Awards