Proj Overview

Project Overview

When the Philadelphia Phillies began constructing their new baseball stadium, they wanted to ensure it reflected all the latest technology and advances in design. But they also wanted it to fit into the older neighborhood, which featured many brick buildings.

Precast Solution

To evoke the architectural history of the neighborhoods and older baseball parks of Philadelphia, the designers used precast concrete architectural panels embedded with thin bricks.

According to the Phillies, the exterior was composed primarily of multiple shades of red brick, precast concrete, and granite complemented by the green roofs with a copper patina finish. This combination evoked the essence of Philadelphia's rich tradition of sports architecture with an unmistakably 21st century style.

Citizens Bank Park features 97,000 square feet of architectural precast panels, incorporating over 475,000 bricks embedded in the panels.

 

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Project Team

Architect and Engineer of Record

Ewing Cole, Philadelphia, Pa. 

General Contractor

L.F. Driscoll Co., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 

Owner

Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Precaster and Precast Specialty Engineer

Universal Concrete Products Corp., Stowe, Pa. 

Key Project Attributes

  • Precast concrete’s aesthetic versatility allowed original arch design to be replicated with more strength and longer-term durability to reduce maintenance needs.
  • Design was cast to exact specifications in plant-controlled conditions.
  • Epoxy-coated rebar and modified mix design with reduced aggregate size provided high resistance to permeability and more corrosion resistance.

Project/Precast Scope

  • 1.15 million square feet
  • Five levels
  • 97,000 square feet of architectural precast concrete panels.
  • More than 475,000 bricks in a red color embedded into the panels.