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The DC Sports & Entertainment Commission (DCSEC) is actively planning for the successful contracting, construction and management of the new baseball stadium. Central to this planning is ensuring an open, transparent process that allows for maximum public review, as well as contracting and employment opportunities for District residents and businesses. Throughout this process DCSEC will work closely with nearby residents to limit any construction impacts.

Stadium Design
The joint venture team of HOK/Devrouax-Purnell Architects was selected to design the new stadium. HOK is the world’s leading sports facility designer with over 20 professional stadiums among its vast design portfolio; and Devrouax-Purnell is among the most respected Washington, DC architecture firms with designs ranging from the African-American Civil War Memorial to the new Washington Convention Center. Click here for more information on our architects.

The base program for the new ball park includes:

  • 41,000 seats
  • Over 1 million gross square feet
  • Luxury suites
  • Club level seating
  • Restaurant/Sports bar
  • Picnic area
  • Family plaza; and
  • MORE!

The new DC ballpark is also the prime catalyst for the multi-billion dollar public/private redevelopment of the Anacostia Waterfront in the Nations Capital. The comprehensive plan for the waterfront calls for a dynamic mix of retail shops, offices, housing, parks, and entertainment. The newly created Anacostia Waterfront Corporation is charged with bringing this vision to reality. Click here for more information…

Construction Management
Clark/Hunt/Smoot, A Joint Venture was selected by DCSEC as Construction Manager for the new DC Ballpark. Clark/Hunt/Smoot is comprised of Clark Construction Group, LLC of Bethesda, Md., Hunt Construction Group of Indianapolis and Smoot Construction of Washington, D.C. The combined portfolio of these three firms includes the construction of 11 of the past 16 Major League Baseball ballparks built in the country. Ten of those projects featured HOK Sport, the nation's premier sports facility architect. Notable partnerships include PETCO Park in San Diego, Comerica Park in Detroit, and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Clark and Smoot's Washington, D.C. portfolio also includes several projects with Devrouax & Purnell, most notably the $634 million Washington Convention Center. Click here for more information on our Construction Management team and sub-contracting opportunities for the new DC Ballpark.

Environmental Assessment
DCSEC has retained an environmental consultant to work with us and the architect to identify any environmental conditions that will inform or impact the design, function and operation of the new ballpark. The consultant is developing an initial assessment and has worked with DCSEC to coordinate public sessions to obtain input from the surrounding community and affected interests groups. This fall DCSEC will present these findings for review along with the stadium conceptual design. DCSEC will work with the architects and District officials to develop solutions to any environmental impacts.

Business Opportunities
DCSEC is strongly committed to providing meaningful contracting opportunities for the development and construction of the new stadium. We have hired a former US Commerce Department executive to coordinate all contracting efforts for the new facility. Nearly half of all contracts for the renovation of RFK Stadium went to local firms surpassing the 35% contracting goal with Local, Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (LSDBE’s). The same commitment will be employed with all facets of development for the new stadium which has a 50% LSDBE contracting goal.

Contracting opportunities are publicized on the DCSEC website. It is anticipated that once a Construction Manager is selected for the project (late August 2005, DCSEC will host a series of informational sessions on all trade opportunities. Until then, the DCSEC LSDBE Coordinator will continue to meet with local business groups and interested vendors about upcoming contracting opportunities, access to capital and LSDBE certification. For more information on contracting opportunities click here…

DCSEC employs hundreds of part-time associates for game day operations and will need skilled trades people for construction of the new stadium. The DC Department of Employment Services has established an on-site office at RFK to screen and assist job seekers and those interested in apprenticeship opportunities. To submit an application for future employment or apprenticeship opportunities visit any DOES One Stop Career Center or call (202) 724-7000. Project related employment opportunities will also be posted on the DCSEC website.