City of Goodyear, Arizona
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Goodyear awards $24 million ballpark complex contract to Barton Malow
GOODYEAR, AZ – The Goodyear city council met on Dec. 10 and approved more than $24 million in additional contracts with Barton Malow Company for the next phases of work on the new ballpark and recreational sports complex.
The council approved a $13.8 million contract for grading and drainage, underground utilities, and a core and shell package. This will be the third in a series of construction phases for the project.
The council also approved the fourth construction phase – a $10.5 million contract for pre-fabricated steel buildings for batting tunnels, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, along with interior and exterior finishes for the buildings.
The $13.8 and $10.5 million price tags are within budget estimates, for which the city will be reimbursed by AZSTA up to 50 percent under the terms of the IGA. The project and other costs will be financed with Public Improvement Corporation (PIC) bonds and General Obligation (GO) bonds sold during this fiscal year. Until project bonds are sold, payments will be made from the city’s general fund. Once the bonds have been sold, the general fund will be reimbursed.
When completed, the Goodyear Ballpark and Recreational Sports Complex, including the Major League Baseball Spring Training ballpark and Cleveland Indians Player Development Complex, will be a $75 million tourism destination that produces substantial sales tax revenues and jobs for the area. The city-owned recreation facility will become a national tourism destination for Cactus League Baseball, serving as home to the Cleveland Indians for Spring Training and year-round conditioning. There will also be opportunities for year-round recreational and entertainment use. The complex will also serve as the centerpiece of Goodyear’s future City Center, along with hospitality, office, retail and residential facilities developed through public-private partnerships.
The City is expected to begin receiving semi annual reimbursement payments from AZSTA of up to 50 percent of the project’s costs.