Under a joint venture agreement, Clark constructed Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. The 1.2 million square-foot, 42,500-seat, state-of-the-art ballpark features a retractable roof. The ballpark features a temperature controlled seating bowl, 75 high-end skyboxes, and 3,000 club seats. The project, which was one of the largest projects in Wisconsin’s history, earned Midwest Construction Magazine’s Sports & Entertainment project of the year in 2001.
Miller Park houses team and club offices, along with retail space for nearly 20 restaurants, a 5,000-square-foot novelty store, a micro-brewery pub, a children’s learning center, and a baseball hall of fame. Additionally, a limited membership restaurant, the .300 Club, is located on the Club Level and is exclusive to suite owners and season ticket holders.
The ballpark’s unique “turn of the century” design incorporates extensive masonry and stone façade details with the latest in ballpark technology, lighting, sound and control systems. The facility also features a fan-shaped retractable roof, helping to maximize attendance during the cool spring season. The 12,000-ton, seven-panel roof has five moveable panels that pivot off of a point behind home plate and move along a track beam with bogies 150 feet above the outfield exterior wall. The structure is supported by a unique, multi-component foundation system. Rock-socketed, drilled piers were installed to support locations from third base around home plate to the first base side, which required uplift resistance.
Minority Business Participation
Clark's efforts to utilize the small business community during construction of the Ballpark earned a Certificate of Commendation. The team awarded over $100 million worth of contracts to minority and women-owned businesses.