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RECENT PRESS AND FEATURES FROM THE PENDULUM MEDIA DESK
VenuesNow magazine features Pendulum’s Jonathan Cole
Many thanks to VenuesNow for speaking with our Principal In Charge for the “Front Row - Talking Points” page of the July 2019 issue
USA TODAY features Pendulum, Atlanta Braves’ CoolToday Park
‘Braves Ready to Move South’- Joe Mock - BaseballParks.com, USA TODAY Network
CoolToday Park in Ballpark Digest
‘The stadium will boast 6,500 fixed seats, with berm, sun deck and group-area seating boosting total capacity to roughly 8,200.’
VenuesNow Press:Braves at a Florida Crossroads
“Architects show fans the ‘Braves way’ through design, according to [Pendulum’s Jonathan] Cole.”
Atlanta Braves’ CoolToday Park
North Port, FLMedia DayTuesday, December 4, 2018
“People are going to love it…
I don’t think you’ll find a spring-training facility comparable. This is going to feel like the Braves and also feel like North Port.”— Jonathan Cole, Pendulum Principal/Owner
The way people watch baseball has shifted over the last twenty years. While traditions of old related to the way the game is played remain, the average patron in the ballpark is different, expectations are higher. Patrons are demanding unique options when it comes to food, beverage, and even type of seat. The typical demographic of attendees at games is no longer male dominated; women and extended families are now the norm. There is an overwhelming demand for enhanced technology from inside the park to the outside world. The Braves have consistently demonstrated that they understand where the sports business market is headed and have managed to operate ahead of the curve.Our design of Cool Today Park appropriately compliments the Braves ability to look ahead and to deliver an experience for their fans that will be unparalleled in spring training. Our design celebrates the Braves’ rich history by honoring baseball hall of famers in larger than life imagery on select building facades. We’ve borrowed elements from Sun Trust Park such as outfield wall dimensions and several other amenities so that players and fans alike that attend games in North Port will feel like they are at home. We are incredibly excited about unveiling the design to the public on March 24, 2019. We are confident it will be a day that fans will remember.
“The park will offer some of the best technology
for visitors including 170 wireless access points, 175 TVs and 200 speakers, along with a full 360 degree concourse.”— Ken Rodriguez, Fox 5 Sports Atlanta
The early reviews are in. Dare we say 'grand slam?'
— Doug Fernandez, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“It’s a beautiful complex…
What we’ve done in 14 months is pretty incredible.— Chip Moore, Braves’ Executive Vice President of Minor League and Florida Operations
“The centerpiece of the new facility
is a 7,000 seat stadium with a total capacity of 8,500.”— Associated Press
“This is going to be our new home.
We’re tremendously excited about that.”— Mike Plant, Braves' Development President and CEO
SEE MORE ABOUT THE ATLANTA BRAVES’ SPRING TRAINING FACILITY PROJECT HERE.
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