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					                                   Hunt-Walton, A Joint Venture, Renovates and Improves Kauffman Stadium for Royals 40th Anniversary Season                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kauffman Stadium                                     perforated letters. When the panels are backlit,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the light shines brightly around the letters, caus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sides. All glass systems facing the field feature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     specially laminated, nonreflective glass to pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (continued from page 11)                             ing the logo to stand out.                            vent glare from the sun or stadium lights from


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       he Indianapolis-based Midwest Division                                              Star hailed the renovation with the headline            ingress and egress, but for a new entrance to the      video display measuring approximately              over the concrete on the Plaza and View levels            statues of George Brett and Frank White. Dick                                                                Resurfacing of the parking areas is being        disturbing the game. The stadium’s 46 ticket
       of Hunt Construction Group and Walton                                               “Kauffman Stadium upgrades hit a home run”              lower level Dugout Concourse as well.                  105' high by 85' across (the new crown             and on the Dugout Concourses. The new flooring            Howser led the Royals to the World Series                                                               handled by the the Jackson County Sports              counters have 1-7/8" ballistics-rated glass panes
       Construction Company’s Kansas City                                                  on April 9, 2009.                                         The JumboTron, a color video display board           was installed in 2009);                            provides waterproofing, improved aesthetics, and          Championship in 1985, and all three are mem-                             PROJECT TEAM                   Authority. Landscaping was part of the Hunt-          that weigh over 600 pounds each, added Todd.
Office joint-venture partnered as construction                                                  Kauffman Stadium (informally known as              installed in 1990, was deconstructed in              • Installation of a 127'-long by 8-1/2'-high         ease of maintenance. One-foot square ceramic              bers of the Royals Hall of Fame.                                                                        Walton contract and included thousands of new                           PROJECT SAFETY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hunt-Walton, A Joint Venture:
managers on the new $220 million Kauffman                                                  “The K”) opened as Royals Stadium on April 10,          November 2007.                                         out-of-town scoreboard along the wall in           tile is used throughout the concourse on the                   All of the suites in the stadium are either                                                        trees and shrubs – as well as drought-resistant            From September 28, 2007, to April 23, 2009,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Ken Johnson, Vice President
Renovation & Improvements Project. The fast-                                               1973. On July 2, 1993, the stadium was officially            The following work was completed by the           left centerfield;                                  Loge Level.                                               new or newly renovated. The concourses, which       •   Dan Shumaker, Contract Manager                  native grasses. Hunt-Walton also renovated the        a total of 2,927 construction workers attended a
track project was completed in time for the                                                renamed in honor of Ewing and Marion                    end of April 2008:                                   • Expansion of the two vomitory passage-                         FREESTANDING STRUCTURES                       are narrower on the ends of the stadium and         •   Ric Foster, Contract Manager                    Kauffman Stadium half of the central services         two-hour safety orientation training program at
Kansas City Royals home opener on April 10,                                                Kauffman, the original owners of the Kansas             • Addition of a new row of Crown Club seats            ways into the service level concessions on               Fourteen new freestanding structures were           wider behind it, have all been expanded. The        •   Patrick Delano, Resident Project Executive      tunnel that runs underneath Parking Lot M             Kauffman Stadium. This orientation addressed
2009 – a year ahead of schedule and within the                                             City Royals from 1971 to 1985.                            nearest to home plate, on what used to be            the lower bowl, on both the first and third        added to Kauffman Stadium, including Rivals               average concourse width has been expanded           •   Sid Perkins, Construction Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Doak Stitt, Senior Project Manager              between Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums.              site-specific safety requirements and emergency
guaranteed maximum price. The Kansas City                                                       Walton Construction’s most recent work at            the field;                                           base sides (two supervomitories were               Sports Bar, an approximately 20,000 square foot           from 24' to 37'.                                    •   David Bracken, Project Manager                              ADMINISTRATION BUILDING                   procedures as well as specific safety require-
                                                                                           the stadium included replacing the original             • Renovation of a portion of the interior of           constructed on the View Level in 2009);            steel frame structure with metal panels and glass              The total number of seats at Kauffman          •   Carlton Johnson, Project Manager                     The interior and exterior of the new Admini-     ments and expectations for certain work opera-
                                                                                           maroon, gold, and orange seats with new blue              the Dugout Suites;                                 • Construction of a new control booth on the         that lies just beyond the Royals bullpen in right         Stadium has declined from 40,775 to 38,177,         •   Pat Mirocke, Project Manager                    stration Building were wrapped in a combination       tions. These work operations included excava-
                                                                                           seats in 1998-99. They replaced the seats at            • Construction of two stair towers at each end         press box level behind home plate to operate       field. Rivals has a circular bar, rooftop party deck      while the total number of suites has increased      •   Jill Mitchell, Project Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of clear anodized aluminum mullions, custom-          tions, fall protection, crane use, electrical, lock-
 Builders’ Association Subcontractor                                                       Arrowhead Stadium at that time as well.                   of the stadium;                                      the new scoreboards.                               (called the Bud Light Party Deck), and large              from 26 to 35. Approximately 500 new high-def-      •   Matt Montgomery, Project Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Jason Berg, Project Engineer                    made perforated aluminum panels, and royal            out/tagout, aerial lifts, hand/power tools, ladders,
 Members Who Worked on the                                                                                       PHASE I                           • Relocation of the Royals’ offices on the                                  PHASE II                      overhead garage doors on the front (facing the            inition LCD TVs using Internet Protocol were                                                            blue glass, said Todd Riggs, The Bratton              and more. Additionally, approximately 150 oth-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Mike Delano Jr., Project Engineer
 Kauffman Stadium Renovation                                                                    Groundbreaking for the current renovation            fourth and fifth floors behind home plate to            During Phase II, the outfield areas behind      ball field) and back. The upper portion of the            installed. Kauffman Stadium now also has a new      •   David McLatchie, Project Engineer               Corporation. The curtain wall system extends          ers – including architects, engineers, owner’s
                                                                                           project took place on October 3, 2007. After the          a temporary location offsite (they moved           the playing field and around the fountains were      front is equipped with its own LED ribbon board.          building management system to conserve energy       •   Michael Sims, Project Engineer                  from the entrance level and rises 62' above the       employees, and owner’s vendors/contractors –
 •   All Temp, Inc.
                                                                                           2008 season, the two outer helix ramps were               into their new offices at Kauffman Stadium         dramatically transformed with seating and an               The Royals’ Hall of Fame in left field is a         and maximize operational efficiencies.              •   Ryan Slayer, Project Engineer
 •   BSC Steel, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       •   Dale Steele, General Superintendent             ground at a 12-degree outward-sloping angle,          attended the safety orientation throughout the
 •   The Bratton Corporation                                                               removed and new elevators, stair towers, and              on March 1, 2009);                                 outfield concourse called the “Outfield Plaza”       two-level, approximately 40,000 square foot                    Attached to the sides of the stadium, above    •   Dave Anderson, Superintendent                   offering views of the Truman Sports Complex           course of the project.
 •   Carter Glass Company, Inc.                                                            escalators located in their place. (The two inner       • Reconfiguration of the formerly perpendi-          that allows fans to walk 360 degrees around          structure. It also has a steel frame with metal           the Dugout Concourses, are large panels of          •   Mark Carter, Superintendent                     from the observation deck (photo page 11).                 On January 8, 2008, The Builders’
 •   Cates Sheet Metal Industries, Inc.                                                    helix ramps remain.) Removal of the two outer             cular right and left field bullpens to make        the stadium. The Miller Lite Fountain Bar, an        panels and glass. Meeting rooms are on the first          densely-perforated stainless steel accented         •   Denny Fritch, Superintendent                         The stadium-facing side of the                   Association, Walton Construction Company,
                                                                                           ramps not only allowed for wider points of                them parallel to the field;                        open air bar, was constructed on the former          level. The Hall of Fame museum is on the second           with the Royals logo spelled out in sparsely-       •   Charlie Harris, Superintendent                                                                        LLC, Hunt Construction Group, and the Kansas
 •   Century Fire Sprinklers, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Administration Building features a glass curtain
                                                                                                                                                                                                        JumboTron platform in left field, which is now                                                                                                                     •   Bob Lancaster, Superintendent
 •   Chamberlin Contracting, Inc.                                                                                                                  • Replacement of the original scoreboard in                                                               level and is scheduled to open on July 1, 2009.                                                                                                                   wall at the same 12-degree angle to match the         City Royals Baseball Club signed a site-specific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (continued on page 12)                •   Mike Meier, Superintendent
 •   Citadel Electric Group, Inc.                                                                                                                    center field with a new high definition LED        surrounded with new Dri Duck Fountain Seating.                          OUTFIELD PLAZA                                                                             •   Tony Mongonia, Superintendent                   exterior wall. “The royal blue glass is dual-pane     partnership agreement with OSHA/Kansas City
 •   Collins & Hermann Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                  Kauffman Stadium has two water spectacu-              The Little K base-                                                                                      •   Jim Prewitt, Superintendent                     with heat reflective coating that makes the build-    Office to ensure a safe and healthy jobsite for all
 •   Color Inc./Allied Construction Services, Inc.                                                                                                                                                      lars with cascading water. The first fountain sys-   ball diamond has been                                                                                         •   Rick Robinson, Superintendent                   ing energy efficient as well as visually stunning,”   employees working on the Kauffman Stadium
                                                     (All “before” photos by Doak Stitt)




                                                                                                                                                                                                        tem is located behind right field and was com-       moved from right field                                                                                        •   Paul Tillar, Superintendent
 •   Cornerstone Services Group LLC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   Jim Wagoner, Labor Foreman                      said Todd.                                            Renovation Project.
 •   D.A. Painting, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                pleted in 1973. The second fountain system was       to left field, on the far                                                                                     •   Sharon Mount, Safety Director                                        GLAZING                                               A NEW ERA
 •   D&D Masonry, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                  completed in 1990 and stretches from the first       west side of the                                                                                              •   Adam Stone, Safety Officer                           New glazing at Kauffman Stadium includes              “Renovating the stadium while keeping it in
 •   Doherty Steel, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                fountain system west toward the visitor’s bullpen    Outfield Plaza, and is                                                                                        •   Shay Rawlings, Document Control                 the exterior glass wall for the Diamond Club, the     operation during the 2008 baseball season was
 •   Dun-Par Engineered Form Company                                                                                                                                                                    in left field.                                       part of the Outfield                                                                                          •   Jon Anthony, Project Accountant                                                                       one of the biggest challenges faced by the project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sliding glass walls for the writing press area and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             During the current renovation, the original     Experience. Other                                                                                             •   Cortney Roy, Administrative Assistant
 •   JE Dunn Construction Company                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Cora Martin-Shorté, Administrative Assistant    broadcasting booths, the glass curtain wall and       team,” said Ric Foster, Senior Vice President of
 •   E&J Specialty Contractor, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                     fountains were left intact, although the six large   Outfield Experience                                                                                           •   Cynthia Smith, Affirmative Action Coordinator   storefront systems on the Royals Hall of Fame         Preconstruction Services, Walton Construction
 •   E&K of Kansas City, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                           Tri-Vision advertising signs were not only short-    activities include                                                                                                                                                and Rivals Sports Bar, and the glazing systems        Company. “The other major challenge was to get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kansas City Royals Baseball Club:
 •   Epoxy Coatings Specialists, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                   ened in height, but cut back as well, so they no     Sluggerrr’s Base Run,                                                                                                                                             for the Loge Boxes. The Diamond Club features         everything in place before the home opener on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Kevin Ulich, Senior Vice President
 •   FDC Contract, a John A. Marshall Company                                                                                                                                                           longer cantilever out over the lower return pool     Sluggerrr’s Pitching                                                                                            of Business Operations                            a custom made, top rail-mounted glass wall sys-       April 10, 2009. The Kansas City Royals staff pro-
 •   Firebaugh Construction, Inc.                                                          LEFT FIELD BEFORE: The JumboTron behind the                                                                  systems. For fans in the new Dri Duck Fountain       Mound, Sluggerrr’s                                                                                            • Robert Rice, Vice President of Ballpark           tem that can be closed to shield fans from            vided outstanding support every step of the way.
 •   Foley Company                                                                         fountains will be removed and replaced with                                                                  Seats (which are behind the fountains), the short-   Batting Challenge,                                                                                              Operations and Development                        inclement weather or fully retracted to let in the         “Walton Construction Company was proud
 •   Guier Ornamental Iron                                                                 the Miller Lite Fountain Bar.The original crown         RIGHT FIELD BEFORE: The bullpen will eventually      er height allows for better views of the field.      Sluggerrr’s Golf Stop                                                                                         • Brent Daubach, Project Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • John Loyd, Owner’s Representative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sounds and smells of the game.                        to be a joint venture partner with the Hunt
 •   Hoffman Cortes Contracting Company                                                    scoreboard is being deconstructed.                      be reconfigured and made parallel to the field.                      CROWN SCOREBOARD                     (a five-hole miniature                                                                                        • Todd Burrow, Director of Stadium Engineering           The Signature Club Boxes on the Loge             Construction Group on this project. It’s an excit-
 •   Howell Construction Co., Inc.                                                                                                                                                                           Installation of the new sculptural metal        golf course), MLB2K9                                                                                            and Maintenance                                   Level feature retractable sliding glass walls,        ing new era for Kansas City Royals fans.” p
 •   Image Flooring, LLC                                                                                                                                                                                crown atop the Crown Vision scoreboard was           Game Lounge, a                In front of the scoreboard, in dead center field, is the batter’s eye, a        • Patrick Fleischmann, Director of Renovation       allowing the rooms to
 •   INTEC Construction Company                                                                                                                                                                         completed in early April 2009, bringing the over-    carousel, and a play-         green metal panel fence (the upper portion) and a masonry retaining wall          Accounting/Risk Management                        be opened to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        all height of the video display and crown to 150'.   ground.                       (the lower portion behind the wire mesh) that allows the batter to see the      • LaTosha Wallace, Project Administrator
 •   Johnson Controls, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    game. The Hall of
 •   K.C. Coring & Cutting Construction                                                                                                                                                                 In comparison, the existing scoreboard with                The new statue of       pitched ball.                                                                   Project Architect«:                                 Fame and Rivals
     Acquisition, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                  crown was just 110' tall. The top of the crown       Dick Howser, Manager                                                                                          •  Earl Santee, Senior Principal                    Sports Bar are
 •   Lawson Steel Erection Company                                                                                                                                                                      has four illuminated globes, each 8' in diameter.    of the Royals from                                                                                            •  Pat Tangen, Principal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •  Tom Lyczkowski, Project Architect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               wrapped in curtain
 •   Luevano Hart Construction, LLC                                                                                                                                                                     Internal catwalks allow access to the top of the     1981-87, is located                                                                                           •  Will Chymlak, Associate                          wall on the field-fac-
 •   MVP Painting                                                                                                                                                                                       video board.                                         behind the right field                                                                                        «
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Populous, formerly HOK Sport)                    ing side and storefront
 •   Malco Construction, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                Beige and blue acrylic flooring was applied     fountains alongside                                                                                                                                               on the nonfield facing
 •   Mark One Electric Company, Inc.
 •   Midwest Interior Systems, Inc.
 •   Al Muehlberger Concrete Construction, Inc.                                                                                                                                                           BEFORE: While
 •   Patent Construction Systems,                                                                                                                                                                                 the main
     Division of Harsco Corporation                                                                                                                                                                           entrance to
 •   K Building Specialties, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                Kauffman
     dba Perkins Fireproofing                                                                                                                                                                           Stadium remains
 •   Phoenix Fire Systems, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                         between the two                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AFTER: Behind home plate are the Crown Club seats followed by (on up)
 •   s.e.Fox + Company, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                   inner helix                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Diamond Club seats, Diamond Club boxes, Diamond Club, broadcasting
 •   Higman Equipment Company, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                      ramps visible in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  booth, Triple Crown Suites (beneath the blue sunscreen), and writing
     dba Siggins Company, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                               this photo, it                                                                                                                                                                                                                                press area. The owners’ suites are on the far west end of the Triple
 •   Progressive Electronics, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                               now goes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crown Suites. Four portals between the stands and the concourses
 •   Stadium Sheet Metal, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                          through the new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    were widened to facilitate traffic flow. These expanded portals are called
 •   Taylor Kelly                                                                                                                                                                                          Administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “vomitories.” A vomitory is visible on the third base side of the lower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AFTER: Gate C, the main entrance into the new Administration Building
 •   Terracon Consultants, Inc.                                                            AFTER: Opening Day, Friday, April 10, 2009. Two new freestanding buildings dominate the outfield:              Building (photo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bowl. A supervomitory is visible on the View Level (upper level). The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Kauffman Stadium, is at center and is directly behind home plate.
 •   Tinmaster, Inc.                                                                       the Royals Hall of Fame in left field and Rivals Sports Bar in right field. The new Crown Vision               at right), which                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 other two are on the first base side and are out of view. The Stadium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The new Team Store is at left (west). The ticket offices are off to the
 •   Truesdell Corporation of Wisconsin, Inc.                                              scoreboard is 150' high. The new Pepsi Party Porch, with two standing-room-only decks, is located                      was built                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Club (on the Loge Level, at far right) was renovated and extended for-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         right (east). The main entrance lobby is finished off in limestone and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             out closer to                                                                                                                                                BEFORE: The upper glassed-in row contains the broadcasting booths.               ward, where the patio outside the Stadium Club used to be. The Stadium
 •   West Side Mechanical, Inc.                                                            in front of the right field fountains. Standing-room-only is also at the rail above the fountains in right                                                                                    wood with ceramic tile flooring. From the openings at the top, fans on
                                                                                           field. In left field are the new Dri Duck Fountain Seats and, in front of them, new Outfield Box seats.              the street.                                                                                                                                               The lower glassed-in row is the writing press area.                              Club was cut off on the south and is now about half its original size.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the View Level can see Arrowhead Stadium to the south.
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