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1 Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia Pennsylvania Presented by: Kevan Brown & Andrew Matias

2 Presentation Outline Project development Project Engineering Project Funding Social and Political Issues Sources Questions?

3 The Plan: Background: -Professional baseball has been Sharing a stadium with the local Professional football team since 1971 (Veterans Stadium) -1996; Bill passed to develop 4 new Stadiums for professional sports teams in P.A. -Search for the site lasted for 2 Years! -Project given to EwingCole engineering firm -Project began Nov. 2001, park opened April 2004 in time for the 2004 season Design Goals: -clear view of downtown area -open web structural steel system That supports the artistic elements of the stadium -readily accessible to fans

4 Project Engineering Field level is 23ft below street level which is also beneath the water table A system of sewer lines and draining pipes were of crucial importance to the design and current functionality of the stadium. Geotechnical Engineers were used to determine how much ground water needed to be removed to keep the construction site dry. A series of deep wells and drains keeps the water at bay. Also, a deep foundation system (comprised of steel H pipes) was required due to the upper layers of sediment being comprised of mainly sand and clay.

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6 More Project Engineering Concrete shear walls and piers were used beneath the lower levels of the buildings and the seating bowl to provide lateral resistance to wind, seismic forces, and earth pressure. The seating bowl itself is one of the most distinctive features. The concept features a series of straight seating sections, each angled toward home plate all around the field. The resulting geometry maximizes views of the infield from each of the 43,500 seats.

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10 How much did this project cost? $458 MILLION 50% of funding came from private institutions 50% of funding came from public financing Naming rights bought by Citizens Bank

11 Social & Political Issues Parking/ access to transportation Taxes

12 Sources tm HOME RUN. By: Loos, Jared; Patel, Pradeep. Civil Engineering ( ), Jun2004, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p56-63 (ASCE)

13 Questions???


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