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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

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Update

The General Contractor for the Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation project, Shaw Construction, confirmed that additional steel needed for the project will be delivered on Monday, February 14. This steel will replace that which was damaged in the crane incident. The delivery date is a week earlier than originally projected. The construction team procured and fabricated the needed replacement steel, which will allow Shaw Construction to keep to the originally scheduled completion date for Suplizio Field of early May. Once on-site, construction crews will work additional hours to keep this original project timeline. This means the renovation will be complete in time for the Junior College World Series (JUCO).

Construction elsewhere in the facility has continued as planned with major visible progress occurring to the Suplizio Grandstands and associated infrastructure including several new soft good buildings. On the Stocker side, foundations for the new Stocker Stadium grandstands are complete, and structural steel erection is planned to begin soon, the week of February 21st.

Previously released information

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, a crane that was erecting structural steel for the new bleachers at Suplizio Field failed and fell onto the newly built steel. The cause of the crane failure is still under investigation. All proper safety procedures and precautions were in place. Thankfully, no individuals were injured in the incident. 

As of 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, the failed crane was removed. Any damaged materials on the construction site have since been removed.

About the project, the City of Grand Junction, the Grand Junction Baseball Committee (JUCO), Colorado Mesa University (CMU), and School District 51, have partnered to complete a major renovation of the Lincoln Park Stadium. The current renovation includes complete replacement of the grandstands behind home plate and along the 3rd baseline at Suplizio Field, new west grandstands at Stocker Stadium, new entrance pavilions, and IT/AV upgrades throughout the facility.

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 Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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