Wright Construction Group, Inc. has completed renovations of Hammond Stadium, located at 14100 Ben. C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway. The stadium, which has brought a huge economic benefit to Lee County since opening in 1991, was in need of improvements to the front entryway, which was beginning to show signs of wear, officials said. Wright Construction made some refreshing repairs to the fountain, including installing a new liner to eliminate leaks, replacing waterline tile and converting over to a salt chlorine system to extend the life of the fountain. The company also revamped the concourse and surrounding stairways, repairing concrete corrosion and applying a protective epoxy coating which will help protect the concrete from collecting damages in the future.
Wright Construction completed the project in 64 days, an accomplishment that was especially important to the venue since the Minnesota Twins begin spring training at Hammond Stadium in February. The timeliness was accomplished with the addition of two major scopes during the project’s construction. The first involved filling the cells of the fountain’s block wall in order to prevent structural damage from occurring to the wall. The second called for the refabrication of all the metal sculptures in the entryway. The scheduled completion date was kept without having to add a single day.
“We are pleased to be involved with such a popular venue,” said Fred Edman, Wright Construction president. “Many families come to the ballpark to enjoy quality time together. Having the opportunity to be a part of the renovations and keep the park in pristine order has been an honor and a privilege we will not forget.”