Gilbane Completes 2015 Fenway Park Spring Improvement Program
Boston, MA – April 13, 2015 – Gilbane overcame difficult winter conditions and aggressive schedule to safely complete improvements and renovations at Fenway Park in time for the Boston Red Sox Home Opener vs. the Washington Nationals on April 13.
The Spring Improvement project included the addition of a new Luxury Suite along the left field line and a new section of rooftop level seating above. The scope also included a renovation of the Center Field Budweiser roof deck bar and concession stand, and the addition of a Camera Basket above the Center Field bleachers. In addition, renovations were completed to the ground level center field concession stands and a historical remodel of the Left Field Flag Pole, AKA the “Carlton Fisk Pole”. The new construction adds a total of 200 new seats to Fenway Park and is considered the last major seating addition in the park’s lifetime. The architect for the project is Somerville based D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects, Inc.
“The project demanded an aggressive schedule, with all construction operations being completed before the Red Sox opening day on April 13th,” noted Matt Haverty, Director of Gilbane’s Boston Interiors Group. “There were several logistical challenges including working safely through the bustle of the Fenway neighborhood while keeping the park fully operational during the peak season for historical tours.”
The project marks the fifth year of Gilbane’s successful partnership and history at Fenway having completed projects in 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.
Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth on a range of projects, including the MBTA Green Line Extension currently underway. Gilbane is also managing construction projects for the University of Massachusetts, Massport and municipalities throughout the Commonwealth. Additional select clients include Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Tufts University, Verizon, Genzyme, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of America. The district office was named one of the Best Places to Work in MA by the Boston Business Journal in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 and was named to the Boston Globe’s 100 Top Places to Work 2009 and 2010.