Custom Grandstand Improvements for Errol Russel Park

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 23, 2019 5:41:44 AM



    In what is often referred to as Sarnia’s premier baseball park is also its oldest. Dating back to the 1950s, the baseball diamond has long served the community as a hub for local baseball serving as a home diamond for the Sarnia Braves as well as other local teams.

    Following the completion of a new set of dugouts built in 2014, plans were set in motion to complete the redesign in the years following. With plans set to build around the new dugouts, demolition on the site began in 2017, with the rebuild slated for 2018.

    The existing 600-seat bleachers were in disrepair, so included in the rebuilding operation was a new grandstand seating system complete with customized accessibility ramps, viewing platforms and more. Change rooms, a new concession area, netting barrier, landscape design and baseball field backstop were all also part of the scope of work for the historic athletic field.

    As part of the on-going construction taking place in early 2019, our team was enlisted by Maaten Construction who was overseeing the project, to complete the necessary upgrades to the new pre-cast concrete grandstand.


    Working closely with key stakeholders from both Maaten and the City of Sarnia, our team was instrumental in designing, supplying and installing the custom grandstand components at the revitalized baseball diamond.

    In an effort to ensure complete accessibility, our team designed a highly customized elevated aluminum front decking system, accompanied by a fully accessible wheelchair ramp with ample seating areas. In addition to the accessible portion of the grandstand design, we were also commissioned with completing aluminum stairs, a custom galvanized steel picket guardrail system, and all aluminum seat planking bolted directly to the concrete grandstand structure.


    Today, what stands at this historic site is a truly beautiful and revitalized community baseball diamond and athletic hub that is designed and built to withstand the test of time and continue the tradition the community has come to know and love.

    Topics: Bleachers, Accessibility, Grandstand Seating


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