Sports & Entertainment
Client: Cooper’s Ferry Development Authority
Project: Campbell’s Field
Epic’s Role: Construction Manager
Construction Costs: $17.5 million
Epic constructed this 6,500 seat baseball park in Camden, New Jersey in 2001. It is home to the Camden Riversharks and the Rutgers University – Camden college baseball team. The Campbell Soup Company owns the naming rights on the stadium. The park itself is located on the Camden Waterfront and features a view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge which connects Camden, New Jersey with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The project is said to have sparked urban renewal in Camden and was honored in 2003 by digitalballparks.com and in 2004 by Baseball America as Ballpark of the Year. It has also been honored with several local awards including the Camden County Improvement Authority Entertainment Award in 2000, the International Masonry Institute Golden Trowel Award in 2001, the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence in 2002, the Downtown New Jersey Excellence Award, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association Good Neighbor Award, and the Distinguished Award for Engineering Excellence given by the Consulting Engineers Council of New Jersey in 2003.
The ballpark features a picnic pavilion, Acme Fun Zone playground for kids, Diamond Café gourmet buffet, luxury suites and professional catering. It is also used for music concerts.