As part of a joint venture, Chris-Tel Construction received the Association of Builders and Construction, Inc., Excellence in Construction, and Baseball Digest’s Best Ballpark Renovation 2015 for our restoration and construction of Hammond Stadium at Century Link Sports Complex.
The $48,500,000 project, completed in January 2015, featured substantial reconfiguration of the property and buildings as well as new construction, including the Player Academy & Clubhouse. Improvements to the property included the addition of multi-story retail and office space with an elevator, improvements to player facilities, reconfiguration of the stadium entry featuring a vomitorium (rapid fan ingress/egress) for improved fan experience, the press box and suites, and the creation of a boardwalk with concessions and rail seating.
I wholeheartedly recommend the Chris-Tel Construction team. Bob Koenig and Joe Pressler (formerly president and VP of estimating, respectively, for Manhattan), and Howard Wheeler, president of Chris-Tel Construction, have demonstrated vast knowledge and delivery of the construction of Lee County’s two (2) major baseball facilities- JetBlue at Fenway Park and Hammond Stadium (now Century Link Sports Complex). Currently, these individuals have worked diligently to meet every schedule milestone established by Lee County and the Minnesota Twins organization for the development and reconstruction of Hammond Stadium (Century Link Sports Complex). This team has worked tirelessly to meet the established fast-tracked schedule and have delivered a quality product at each delivery date.
David W. Harner, II, Director
Lee County Parks and Recreation