Construction Period

Schedule

Information coming soon!

August 2017-January 2019

Parking/Traffic

Construction parking plan has been completed and utilized a lot on Hay &Winslow and one on Old Wilmington Rd. and E. Russell.

No street closures are currently planned.

No post construction pedestrian planning has been completed.

Workers

Once the stadium is open there will be a need for ticket takes, ticket sellers, ushers, program sellers, concessions, kids zone attendees, etc.

All construction industry workers are coming in through subcontractors. Barton Malow Company, the general conractor, will deploy a workforce development program geared towards placing approx. 30 workers with local companies for the duration of the project and beyond.

Expect up to 300 workers. Need for food late mornings through mid afternoon each day.

The Astros will hire all employees through our HR department. We will host a job fair for Game-day employees.

Workforce Development programs will target applicants, and will pair with a local trade company to include trade training and on the job training, with the intention of employment with that skilled trade. It is a selective process with requirements on drug testing, attendance, transportation, and commitment to complete the program.

Events Impact

It will displace the portion of these events that has in the past occurred on the stadium construction site. No other impact is anticipated.

BMC will coordinate with the City for minimal deliveries, closed weekend work, etc. Where necessary to avoid any impact to the community for events.

The PCH renovation project is not anticipated to impact any downtown events.

4th Friday footprint ends Ray Ave; parking impact minimal, assuming access to Franklin St both directions for parking Deck.

Loss of midway for 2018; Loss of high traffic area for sponsor exhibitor spaces on Maiden Lane Extension; Loss of anchored attraction area/car show/3rd stage in 400 block section of Hay St; Load in/out process of 200 vendors; Loss of paid parking in hotel lot; Major gateway to festival will be closed; potential loss of fireworks launch location.

Stadium Business Opportunities

General

April-September; 70 Home Games, M-F 7pm, S-S 6pm.

Concerts, Festivals, etc…tbd.

We will have an events department that will handle this.

Retail store will be open from 10-6pm on off days.

Game Days-stadium will be closed. Gates will open 2 hours prior to game time.

Goods & Services

Visiting teams will stay at a local hotel partner, hopefully on site. The Astros will coordinate and book all visiting team hotels.

The Astros will send out an RFP for concessions, date TBO. The Astros will handle all merchandise sales.

Transportation

No post construction plans have been completed at this time.

Advertising

Promotion

Information coming soon!

Wayfinding

The City has been awarded a grant for the completion of a Downtown Urban Design plan which will be element of the City’s comprehensive plan (2018).

The City has been awarded a grant for completion of Downtown Urban Design plan which will be element of the City’s comprehensive plan.(2018)

CSDD work groups taking on way finding signage for parking, existing business concentrations, pedestrian flow to stadium,

The Cool Spring Downtown District’s  promotion committee is assessing whether a separate app or robust mobile-friendly web map is the best solution.

Barriers to Success

Lack of Unified Effort

As a business organization the Greater Fayetteville Camber is happy to help with engagement, organization and communication. We have organized a Baseball4Business committee which meets regularly. To be informed of meetings, contact fayettevilleondeck@gmail.com.

Public Safety/Image Perception

Cool Springs Downtown District has a work group beginning to identify community solutions in this area.

This needs  to be a collective effort to develop an overall solution.

Excessive Regulations

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee is a suitable method to raise these concerns: they meet monthly to vet issues, and then our Board approves what advocacy action we could take.

Managing Change

Once topics are identified, the Greater Fayetteville Chamber can develop training programs.

Fayetteville on Deck Contributors