Citi Field, a 42,000-seat baseball stadium for the New York Mets, opened on April 13th, 2009 to the cheers of 45,000 Mets fans. JLGA designed the 55-acre site and the overall concept design of the Stadium itself.
Jack L. Gordon Architects managed a consultant team in the design of a new 45,000 seat operable domed baseball stadium for the New York Mets. The design incorporates a unique roll out natural turf playing field that converts the stadium into a multipurpose facility to accommodate other sports and concert venues. Funded by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Schematic Design Phase included the devel¬opment of architectural and engineering designs including all of the moving mechanisms for both the roof and movable playing fields, and the creation of alternative seating layouts and sight lines for arena events, as well as the development of construction costs and project schedules.
The feasibility study for the development of the Shea Stadium site at Willets point included a new operable dome major league baseball stadium, related parking structures, site development and surrounding roadway improvements. This study funded by the Empire State Economic Development Corporation, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York Mets Development Company consisted of the development of a program for the stadium and related structures, identification of required governmental approvals, development of related construction costs and proj¬ect schedule.
New York Mets, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Feasibility Study, Site Development, Roadway Improvements, Sustainable Design, Programming, Architecture (Schematic Design Development)
Domed Major League Baseball Stadium, Entry Rotunda, Plaza, Parking Structures