George Steinbrenner Field, Brand New Yankees Spring Training Facility
Morin Case Study: George Steinbrenner Field- Yankees Spring Training Facility
Location: Tampa, FL
Architect: Populous, Kansas City, MO
Panel Profiles: SWL-16, F-12-0, F-12-3
Material: Galvalume, 20ga, 24ga
Just in time for their next training season, the New York Yankee’s spring training facility in Tampa, Florida received a $40 million upgrade. The facility hasn’t had any major work done on it in a decade. What used to be a baseball field with the bare necessities- seats and a few concessions- is now an impressive stadium with new seats, cabanas, and a full concourse filled with interactive spaces.
One of the new additions is a 2-story gift shop. It is easily spotted next to the George Steinbrenner Tribute statue, covered in long, straight, blinding white F-12 panels. There are approximately 9,700 sf of 20ga galvalume F-12 panels. The color is called Regal White. Even though some of the panels are almost 100 ft long, no oil canning is visible. What is visible is a giant Yankees top hat and bat logo!
The exteriors of the new clubs and concessions are actually covered with one of Morin’s roof panel profiles, SWL-16. The architects from Populous, a Kansas City firm, who also worked on the 2009 renovation of the Yankee’s New York Stadium, purposefully selected this profile. They picked it because of its width and its unique look, especially as a wall panel. They also intended the striation to be a tribute to the Yankee’s pinstripes. Installation was a bit tricky as they are typically installed flat as roof panels and instead they were installed vertically and at an angle, but the finished product looks like they were meant to be wall panels.
Together F-12 and SWL-16 panels make up the stadium’s new structures like a spacious and inviting new box office and will call. This is what spectators will see when they enter the stadium as opposed to the old cramped entryway. CEO of the Yankees, Tony Bruno says, “We wanted people to see [pictures of the new stadium] and say ‘I want to come to that ballpark,’” Bruno said. “That’s what we had focused on when we were designing and putting this together and our ownership led the way with being aggressive with not only our schedule to get this done this season but also making this a great experience for our fans.” (source: https://www.sportstalkflorida.com/featured/steinbrenner-field-renovations-yankees/)