A 1,000,000 SF, 42,000-seat ballpark that is home to the Cincinnati Red’s professional baseball team. The arena was constructed alongside Cinergy Field, the team’s home until December 2002. The design of the ballpark showcases a brick and stone exterior and a steel structure synonymous with the tradition and history of Cincinnati. The stadium incorporates modern conveniences with a salute to the Reds’ heritage as the nation’s first professional baseball team.
Megen Construction, partnered with Parsons Brinckerhoff, was contracted by Hamilton County to ensure that the Great American Ball Park was constructed on time and on budget. As program manager, Megen’s oversaw the construction manager, monitoring the schedule and all proposed changes that may have cost impacts/overruns. We also worked as a liaison among the design team, construction manager, and Reds organization, to resolve difficult cost and design issues as they arose. The project was completed both on budget and on schedule, as the Cincinnati Reds played the inaugural game of the season in its new home on Opening Day.
Since 2003, Megen has completed 10 additional projects at Great American Ball Park, including the Hall of Fame Museum and Team Store, Batter’s Eye Addition, Machine Room Brew Pub, and various party decks and suites.
“It was absolutely essential that Great American be built with quality, delivered on scheduled, and within the County’s budget. As always, Megen delivered what they promised. Our people worked shoulder-to-shoulder to keep all the partners informed, keep the project on track, keep the project on budget, and to deliver an outstanding new home for the Reds.”