Northwestern University’s baseball stadium, now known as Rocky Miller Park, has been the home of Wildcats baseball since 1943. Thanks to a $5 million pledge from Richard and Roxy Pepper and university fundraising efforts, Rocky Miller Park is slated for a transformation into a premier Big Ten athletic facility.

The renovation will be completed in two phases in order to accommodate the baseball season schedule. Phase one was completed before the 2015 baseball season and included an artificial turf baseball field, including pitcher’s mound and bull pens, and new dugouts. Phase two will include a state-of-the-art clubhouse with locker room, player lounge, coaches’ offices, meeting room, and training room; updated bleacher seating; concession stand; and ticket booth and will be complete before the 2016 baseball season.

TERRA provided site and utility design for the entire baseball park. Centralized stormwater detention was provided in the aggregate sub-base of the turf field for both the park and adjacent Trienens Hall and permitted through the City of Evanston and MWRD. New water services were provided for each building as well as a new fire hydrant connection on the north side. Site pavements have been designed to be ADA compliant and a sidewalk has been added along Isabella Avenue on the north side of the site.

Client

Northwestern University
FGM Architects