Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Nancy Wichmer, Marketing
Fast forward to the summer of 2017 near Camdenton, Missouri. You can hear the crack of a baseball bat and a crowd roaring. The smell of hotdogs and popcorn fills the air. It must be a baseball game at the new Ballparks of the Ozarks. The new state-of-the-art facility will be built on a 239-acre site just west of Camdenton. Olsson Associates will provide multiple engineering and design services for the project.
“Olsson Associates is excited to be part of the project,” said Jared Rasmussen, team leader for Olsson’s Land Development team. “We’re proud to be on the team that is helping to create such a unique family oriented attraction for the Ozarks region.”
The project features nine state-of-the-art baseball fields; a two-story fieldhouse with retail store, kitchen and bar areas, satellite restrooms and concessions; an amphitheater, batting practice cages; a spacious playground; and RV and customer parking.
The baseball fields will have design features that include grass outfields and artificial turf infields, bullpens, wide-angle spectator seating, seating terraces, standing rail fencing, and sports lighting to allow for games to be played at night. Future plans include building an additional eight baseball fields plus two multipurpose turf fields for football, soccer, and lacrosse.
Ballparks of the Ozarks is scheduled to open next summer. Visitors can expect the ultimate family oriented baseball resort experience. The facility will have the capacity to host tournaments, league play, and sports camps and clinics.