The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes and Springfield-based architect firm JH Petty & Associates entered an agreement for the local organization to serve as lead architect on a Robin Roberts Stadium Ballpark Development Study.
In December of 2023, the first renderings of what a new, reimagined ballpark could look like were released.
This project will create a development plan for the future of Robin Roberts Stadium with the goal of ensuring its longevity at the current site and modernizing the facility for an improved fan experience. Stadium lighting, a reimagined seating bowl configuration, increased ADA seating, bathroom renovations, increased parking spots, an improved PA & sound system, and a new team store are just some of the areas the study is honing in on. Conceptual floor plans and illustrated renderings of the new proposed design concept will also be shared once they are completed.
“We are elated to partner with Joe Petty and the entire team at JH Petty & Associates on this ballpark development study. We look forward to a development that will turn the baseball stadium into a legitimate community institution to host multiple sports and athletic events, tournaments, festivals, concerts, fundraisers, and more. Robin Roberts Stadium has served as the gathering space for residents in our community for almost 100 years and we look forward to taking steps to celebrate the history of this facility while offering modern amenities to our fans,” said ‘Shoes Chief Storyteller Jamie Toole.
JH Petty & Associates President Joe Petty is also excited about his team’s involvement with the project at Springfield’s historic North End stadium.
“Robin Roberts Stadium has been an icon for sports enthusiasts in the Springfield community for the past 100 years. We are extremely thrilled to be part of the team that is challenged with creating an accessible environment within this venue, elevating the fan experience for the entire community to be enjoyed for the NEXT 100 years.”