City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2008
City takes over construction of ballpark infrastructure
Goodyear , Ariz. – The City of Goodyear has assumed responsibility for finishing construction of the infrastructure for the Goodyear Ballpark and Recreational Sports Complex.
The City gave notice on August 1 to Civica (formerly Rose Properties) and MPK/Wood Family Enterprises that due to concerns regarding completion of offsite infrastructure, the City intended to exercise its right to terminate the infrastructure development agreement and take over the construction of the infrastructure, effective August 11. The City later extended that deadline to August 15.
The termination date of the infrastructure agreement was Friday, August 15. The City of Goodyear is now assuming the responsibility for finishing the offsite infrastructure. This includes water and sewer lines, storm drains, roads, electric, gas, telephone, cable, traffic signals and right-of-way landscaping.
By taking these actions, the City is able to ensure the offsite infrastructure will be completed in time for “opening pitch” for Spring Training 2009 at the Goodyear Ballpark.
On a related note, on August 1, the City of Goodyear notified the Cleveland Indians that the Indians’ Development Complex/Clubhouse is substantially complete and ready for occupancy. The Indians began moving in last Monday, August 11, and will begin Instructional League for the younger ballplayers in early September.
The 10,000-seat ballpark stadium is targeted for “substantial completion” by January 15, 2009, in plenty of time for the Indians’ Cactus League spring training season the last week of February, 2009.
The Cincinnati Reds Development Complex is on schedule, as design is well underway with construction planned for later this year. It will be move-in ready for the Reds by the end of August 2009.