CLAD Global has published a glowing review of Virginia Tech’s English Field at Union Park, celebrating its ability to “create the feeling of being in a stadium in the park.” The article continues, “the venue, called English Field at Union Park, has a capacity of 1,252, which can be expanded to over 3,000 with VIP seating and the grass terraces. To celebrate Virginia Tech and its legacy of baseball success, university symbols are featured throughout the design and there is prominent use of Hokie stone – a grey dolomite-limestone rock found in western Virginia.”

Our Matt Dates is quoted, “The ballpark is located on the side of a hill which presented challenges during construction. However, it also gave us a great opportunity to design for entrance at the top of the seating bowl. We used sloping walks to access every piece of the stadium and limited stairs – the universal accessibility in the stadium is one of its greatest achievements. My favorite aspect of the project is the ability to watch a game from many different settings all in one venue. You can sit in a traditional seat near the concourse, or get right up close to home plate in the lower bowl. You can sit on the grass terraces and relax or grab a seat in the VIP terraces that offer a major league stadium feel. All these ways to enjoy the stadium and the baseball really differentiate the ball park.”

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