Huntington Park – MiLB Class AAA Columbus Clippers

Columbus,

Ballpark Funding Application Analysis

B&D served as the Sports Facility consultant to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, the body through which the State of Ohio participated in funding sports facilities at the major league levels. In this role we provided consulting on the market and financial feasibility, economic impact potential, design, and construction of almost every major league and minor league professional sports facility developed in Ohio beginning in1996. Ultimately we were responsible for advising the state on the approval of project funding. In 2007 we were retained to review Franklin County’s application for state funding for the Huntington Park Minor League Ballpark Project and advised the commission on the financial feasibility of the project’s business plan. We reviewed all pertinent documentation including feasibility, financing, design, and construction documents in accordance with the state’s requirements. We approved the state funding the project with the understanding that several risk factors be mitigated prior to allocating funds. The 10,000-seat, $56 million Huntington Park opened in 2009 as the new home of the Columbus Clippers.