14 March 2006

DC ballpark design unveiled

Now that a lease has been signed and a date has been set to evict current landowners, it's time to show conceptual drawings of the new Washington Nationals' ballpark.

The 41,000-seat stadium will have:
  • 22,000 lower bowl seats
  • 2,500 regular club seats (mezzanine)
  • 12,100 upper level seats
  • 1,800 indoor club seats
  • 78 suites (1,112 seats) on three levels
  • 10,000 square-foot restaurant/bar
  • 6,000 square-foot conference center
  • 10,000 square-foot picnic area
  • 10,000 square-foot youth traning area
  • 28,000 square feet of concessions space
  • 7,700 square feet of souvenir/merchandise space
  • 1,100 restroom fixtures
What's your take on the design? Would you like to see the A's have something like this? Or perhaps something more retro? I'll say one thing: working media aren't going to like the high perch of that press box at the top of the stadium.