Fifth Third Field Club Level Renovation Underway

PRESS RELEASE – Construction crews are working hard on a brand new project at Fifth Third Field this offseason to enhance the game experience for fans on the club level! Portions of the press area behind home plate will be removed in order to provide a lounge and viewing area for fans who are club level and suite ticket holders!

The first stage of the project (demolition) began on Monday, January 9 and all phases of the project will be completed in time for the Detroit Tigers exhibition game on Wednesday, April 4.

With the glass walls surrounding the press area and broadcast booths, fans will be able to watch the radio/television broadcast team in action. Furthermore, fans will get a look at the game day entertainment experience from a behind-the-scenes perspective.

Toledo Mud Hens President & General Manager Joe Napoli said, “This renovation will allow our fans to enjoy Mud Hens baseball from a terrific vantage point. With spectacular views from directly behind home plate, this area will be a very popular destination before, during, and after ballgames. The club level lounge at the Huntington Center has proven to be one of the most popular hangouts at Toledo Walleye hockey games and we expect this area to be become a similar hot spot for our baseball fans.”

The Lathrop Company will oversee the entire construction process. Lathrop Manager of SPD (Special Projects Division) Ray Benjamin said, “Lathrop is happy to continue our partnership with the Toledo Mud Hens on the press area renovation. This redesign will improve not only the press box area, but the experience for the fans that are up on the suite level.”

The architectural design of the renovation was created by The Collaborative, Inc. Matt Pastula, Architect at the Collaborative, has been the lead designer and project manager for the renovation. Pastula said, “We are honored and excited to be a part of the process. The Mud Hens came to us with a vision for the project and what they wanted to see this area become. We appreciated the opportunity to make the vision a reality and look forward to seeing the fans enjoy the end result.”

The Mud Hens open the 2012 season on Friday, April 6 versus the Indianapolis Indians at 5 p.m. Individual tickets are on sale now by phone at (419) 725-4367 or online.

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