Crafton Tull Sparks Wins Honors for Ballpark

A ballpark designed by Crafton Tull Sparks is honored with two awards from Ballpark Digest.
QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, tied for the “Best New Ballpark” in 2008.
The park, which cost $17.5 million, features 5,445 seats, a 6,000 SF sports bar and restaurant beyond the left-field fence, an adult party deck overlooking the visitor’s bullpen, a cigar bar, a swimming pool overlooking the right-field wall and a 17,000 SF Wide World of Parks Kids Zone, which includes a rock-climbing wall, a miniature golf course and a wiffle-ball field, among other attractions.
In addition to the Grand Prairie AirHogs’ 48 home games during the regular season, numerous other concerts, festivals and community activities will be held at the stadium throughout the year.
The new ballpark also won “Best Ballpark Innovations” for having the most unique swimming pool in a ballpark. They liked the location of the pool out into right field instead of just the normal location outside the home-run fence. The Heliport is a semicircular group area in right field featuring a four-foot-deep pool (complete with lifeguard), plenty of lounge seating, and a dedicated concession stand. Crafton Tull Sparks provided architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and construction administration services for the stadium.

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