In an effort to continue the recent Renaissance seen in the City of Beloit, Wisconsin, and to further enhance the downtown area to offer residents and visitors a unique experience, Hendricks Commercial Properties commissioned JPR to complete two major projects. First was the development of a District Master Plan Framework for the downtown area. Second was the design and construction of a 3,500-seat capacity Minor League Baseball Stadium.
Working with the City of Beloit, JPR first developed an extensive study and build-out of a District Master Plan Framework to be used as a guideline for future revitalization within the downtown area. The Master Plan included new retail locations, as well as ways to connect the growing downtown region with other developments already occurring near the District. Upon completion of the Master Plan, JPR was tasked with designing a stadium to be utilized as a shared community space that would create a strong connection to downtown Beloit, providing beautiful, family-friendly amenities.
The JPR team pulled design elements from Beloit’s rich industrial and railway heritage. The combination of rustic industrial materials and large archways of the stadium pay homage to grand rail stations of the late 1800’s. While reminiscent of early American days, ABC Supply Stadium was designed with the modern visitor in mind. The stadium features a 360-degree concourse with family friendly features such as inflatables, comfortable private suites, concessions, and individual event spaces. In addition to being the home of the Beloit Sky Carp, JPR designed the field to play host to several non-baseball related events including soccer games, concerts, and banquets. ABC Supply Stadium will be a great resource and anchor for the City of Beloit for years to come.