3501 Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Total Project Cost: $330M
Synterra, Ltd. was responsible for the site design of the new Philadelphia
Phillies new Ballpark. In addition it was part of the Construction Management
Reminiscent of old-style ballparks the new complex blended the charm and
construction style of classic older stadiums with the modern amenities
of contemporary sports facilities (restaurant/beverage and catered club
Site design objectives included extending the warm, welcoming and festive
features of the stadium to its surroundings. With the Center City skyline
as a backdrop, Benjamin Franklins four Center City squares were
embodied in the design for the four corner entry plazas to further strengthen
the symbolic connection to the city.
On Pattison Avenue, the axis of the Philadelphia Sports district, the
streetscape design reflects that of the Eagles football stadium across
the street with similar widths of sidewalks and scoring patterns, as well
as the allée of trees.
This creates consistency that links the different structures in the Sports
District. The tree canopy lends an intimate feel for the wider sidewalks.
It forms a green tunnel which directs people from Broad Street,
the Citys main artery.
Bricks and cobblestones used in the pavement compliment the building,
and relate to old Center City streets. Parking lots were designed to provide
visual cues for pedestrian and vehicular traffic. A wide array of plant
material with seasonal interests was selected to accomplish that goal.
To add to the festivity and to enhance the gateway plaza on Pattison Avenue,
the paving pattern mimics the light tower structure. The interactive in-ground
lights were strategically installed to heighten the excitement level for
people waiting to enter.
As part of the construction management team Synterra, Ltd.s construction
managers ensured that the design was implemented in a timely and economical
fashion -- all while maintaining a critical eye to ensure that the stadium
was built on time and within budget.