Front of the Condron Family Ballpark at the University of Florida.

University of Florida Condron Family Ballpark

Proven design and construction experience drives vision to victory.

Project Facts

Location Gainesville, Florida
Owner University of Florida
Size 270,000 SF
Cost $55.5 million
Status Completed 2020
Capacity 7,000 seats
Certifications Green Globes Certification


The University of Florida athletics department created a plan to boost both player and spectator experiences within their facilities. Walter P Moore effectively translated the owner’s vision into reality for this new stadium by leveraging their extensive experience in sports facility design and adopting a streamlined delivery process. 

Entrance to Gate 3 of the Condron Family Ballpark.

Aerial view of UF's Condron Family Ballpark and parking lot.

Levels of stadium seating in the University of Florida's Condron Family Ballpark.

View from the top of stadium seats in the Condron Family Ballpark.

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About the project

A new Atheltic Department development idea included constructing a baseball stadium and a state-of-the-art football training complex. Rather than disrupt the baseball team by rebuilding on the same site, a strategic decision was made to relocate the ballpark to a new facility on the outskirts of campus near the softball complex. This not only provided an ideal home for the baseball team and its fans but also created space for the new football training complex on the site of the former baseball stadium.

Aligning the owner’s design vision with the construction budget proved a critical but time-consuming task that posed potential risks to the project timeline. To overcome this challenge, Walter P Moore’s integrated structural engineering team and construction engineering team created a proactive plan. This integrated approach was key to bridging the gap between design and construction, and it facilitated a seamless transition from concept to fruition.

They prepared the steel fabrication (LOD400) model simultaneously with the structural design, which yielded several advantages. First, it allowed for comprehensive design coordination before placing the steel-mill order. Second, it provided prospective subcontractors with a deeper understanding of the design intent, reducing uncertainty and mitigating risk. 

Most significantly, this approach reduced the number of requests for information (RFIs) and the turnaround time for shop drawings, thereby minimizing schedule-related risks.


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