Client: Manhattan Construction
Services: Excavation, Selective Demolition, Heavy Haul
This high-profile stadium renovation project in the heart of Arlington, Texas, encompasses all of Lindamood’s specialties. Work kicked off at the ballpark with the selective demolition of the batting cages and day care center, making way for the new locker rooms. The team moved on to the owner’s suites, completely gutting them to begin their transformation into the coach’s box. Next up: demolishing the third-base stands and beginning the transformation to a football field.
After the Texas Rangers played their final game in the retro-style stadium, the heavy hauling division brought in their excavator and track loader to begin the field-level wrecking. Lindamood had to solve a couple of challenges at this stage. The first: safely conveying the equipment through a 14.5-foot tunnel—the only access point for the project. The second: avoiding multiple overhead utilities in order to maintain functionality for the Rangers staff still working at the stadium. Using creative problem-solving, Lindamood transported the equipment through the tunnel without incident and successfully avoided disturbing the stadium’s utilities.
Lindamood constructed a soil nail wall to serve as a temporary soil retention system. Once demolition is complete, it will become the new end-zone wall. The demolition crew removed a large section of the existing left-field stands to make way for the future football stadium’s new grandstand. The construction team asked for the baseball foul poles’ removal, so Lindamood got creative, removing the poles while preserving them, allowing them to be sliced up into memorabilia pieces for fans.
The project’s final phase includes removing four escalators, each over 80 feet tall.