NATIONALS PARK - WASHINGTON, DC
IFG was retained by Major League Baseball in 2004 to assist in the evaluation of proposals offered by Washington DC and Northern Virginia to become the new home of the Washington Nationals. IFG provided review and assessment of the programs, budgets and schedules for each of their proposed new ballparks and temporary ballpark facilities.
After Washington DC was selected, IFG assisted the Nationals with the design and construction of improvements to RFK Stadium, which served as the team’s interim home while the new ballpark was designed and constructed. IFG’s responsibilities included program development, design and operations reviews and construction oversight through the completion of the new ballpark.
The open air ballpark includes 41,000 seats, 68 suites, 2,500 club seats, a 500 seat Founders Club, a 1,300 seat Diamond Club, a two-story centerfield restaurant and 1,000 space parking ramp. The $630 million ballpark project features a contemporary design with views to the Capital skyline and generous views to the playing field from the public concourses.
Designed by HOK SVE and constructed by Clark-Hunt-Smoot, the ballpark opened in March 2008.