The new ballpark in Utica, MI located at the corner of Auburn and Moscone Drive will be the first of several new ballparks for an emerging professional baseball league developed by General Sports Entertainment. Pendulum was selected to design the first ballpark as a prototype for new markets as they develop. While there will be similarities in program and scope the "big idea" is to allow site and context to govern design which will create the individually unique character that Pendulum designs are known for.
2017 Phoenix Award Winner for Community Impact
The Phoenix Awards Executive Committee selected Jimmy John’s Field as its 2017 Phoenix Award Winner for Community Impact brownfield redevelopment project, as well as voted the 2017 People’s Choice Award.
The Phoenix Awards recognize exemplary brownfield redevelopment and revitalization projects that offer a fresh take on significant environmental issues, show innovation and demonstrate positive community impact. A brownfield is an abandoned, idled, or underused industrial or commercial facility in which redevelopment is burdened by real or potential environmental contamination.
Formerly, the site of Jimmy John’s Field was an unregulated landfill for household waste that had to have significant environmental remediation done. Today, the $15 million, independent league ballpark is breaking attendance records as an area fan favorite and vital economic driver.
2017 ACEC Michigan Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award
The American Council of Engineering Companies Michigan Chapter (ACEC/M) has awarded its most prestigious honor, the Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award, to Jimmy John’s Field.