Prior to the grand opening of Segra Stadium, now home to Minor League Baseball team, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the City of Fayetteville embarked on a project to bring the minor league baseball team to the City. Bringing the baseball stadium and entertainment venue to Fayetteville has been an economic home run. Exciting opportunities are being created, spawning more economic development in the area.
Draper Aden Associates was hired by Populous, an Architectural Firm headquartered in Kansas City, MO, to design site-related improvements including grading, storm drainage, water distribution, and sanitary sewer collection. Draper Aden also developed a drainage system to accommodate drainage from the baseball stadium and a proposed plaza development surrounding the stadium. With any significant project, challenges are expected to arise. Draper Aden experienced site-related complications during the design phase of the stadium. These challenges represented the placement of the stadium between two sets of railroad tracks, flooding issues, limitations of existing infrastructure, and limited utility services. However, Draper Aden completed the design phase on schedule and in the most cost-effective way. This project demonstrated Draper Aden Associates’ ability to work on a team in the spirit of collaboration with other professionals to overcome obstacles and accomplish the desired goal.
Segra Stadium and Entertainment Venue celebrated its grand opening in the spring of 2019. It seats 4,786 and provides football, soccer, concerts, and other community-related events, located on Hay Street in Fayetteville, NC. The project’s estimated total is $37.8 million. If you were impressed with this project, check out some of Draper Aden’s other similar projects throughout North Carolina and Virginia.