Harrington Athletic Village, Pete Frates Center
CHA provided design and construction administration services for the Harrington Athletic Village, which includes baseball and softball venues and a recreation field. The 1,000-seat baseball stadium features a wrap-around press box, batting cages and bullpens, and a natural grass practice area.
Softball and baseball seating is accessed from a large plaza area that features an elevated viewing perspective for both fields. Both facilities feature a synthetic turf surface, new LED athletic field lighting, and video infrastructure to allow live ESPN broadcasts. Other facility improvements include improved pedestrian walkways, new parking areas, and ‘lawn seating’ areas.
The centerpiece, the Pete Frates Center, is a new 30,000-square foot, two-story shared state-of-the-art support facility for baseball and softball. The building includes team locker rooms, a 1,500-square foot satellite sports medicine suite, strength and conditioning space, a turfed open space fieldhouse above with eight motorized retractable hitting tunnels, a hospitality room, and additional restrooms and storage.