Lehigh Valley’s new baseball stadium, Coca-Cola Park, is the latest in a growing number of stadiums and sporting venues for which Windward has provided consulting engineering services. The new 125,000 SF, three-level, minor league ballpark is home to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Philadelphia Phillies’ AAA affiliated team. The stadium features 20 air-conditioned luxury suites; 2 party decks; 4 dugout suites located directly behind home plate; and a family picnic area, concession stands, a kid’s zone with games and novelties, as well as an outfield bar and grill and lawn seating section. The facility includes team offices, a retail store, a player’s clubhouse, a weight room, training rooms, and an indoor batting cage.
Windward provided MEP engineering that included heating and cooling systems, portable water and sanitary systems, electrical power, telephone/data, and cable television. The building is fully sprinkled with a combination wet-dry pipe sprinkler system. Windward also provided the structural design of the foundations, concourse support, and structural steel support for the facility.
In addition to engineering services, Windward Lighting Studio designed the playing field lighting to comply with FAA regulations for the nearby airport. This included lower pole heights, FAA warning beacons, and glare and spill light control. The controlled lighting resulted in a no-spill light beyond the stadium and zero interference with incoming flight patterns.