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Bricktown Ballpark On Deck Construction Firm Pledges Fast Start

Charolette Aiken Published: August 14, 1996


Seasons of home runs and hot dogs are drawing nearer.

Oscar J. Boldt Co. officials last week promised a quick start to construction on the Bricktown baseball park. This week they purchased from City Hall building permits for the $597,650 concession stand and 287,758-square-foot stadium.

Boldt, a Wisconsin-based firm with an Oklahoma City office, was hired as general contractor for the $23.6 million construction job, which is funded as part of the Metropolitan Area Projects plan.

"We're going to have a job site mobilization (Aug. 20) at 1 p.m.," Jerry Ennis, Boldt vice president for Oklahoma operations, said Tuesday.

An office complex, construction trailers and heavy equipment will soon be moved to California and Walnut Avenues, where serious excavation is expected to get under way on the Triple A ballpark - the first of nine entertainment and sports facilities included in the $297 million MAPS revitalization effort. It will be home to the Oklahoma City 89ers.

City officials have yet to decide whether to go through with an earlier pledge to hire a consultant responsible for monitoring the quality of the baseball park construction activities.

Staff writer Clytie Bunyan contributed to this report.

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