GUARANTEED RATE FIELD - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
IFG personnel served as Project Managers for the Chicago White Sox during development of Guaranteed Rate Field (formerly named US Cellular Field). The ballpark represented the first of a new generation of baseball parks and elements of its design and operations have been emulated in many other facilities. With a project cost of $187 million, the stadium included 44,000 seats over six concourse levels, 119 private suites, 20 concession stands, a stadium club, and 20,000 square feet of administrative offices.
IFG personnel provided planning and project management services, including site selection; securing legislation and (public) financing; lease/contract negotiations; design; construction administration; contract negotiations and operational commissioning.
Designed by HOK Sport and constructed by Perini Construction, the ballpark opened in April 1991. The facility also recently underwent a four-year, phased $85M renovation to enhance patron amenities and revenues to the Team and Illinois Sports Authority.
*Not an IFG contracted project