System: Polished Concrete System: Solid Epoxy
Finish: 200-grit, Matte Finish: Satin
Color: Natural Color: Charcoal
Size: 28,840 sq ft Size: 1,875 sq ft
Ever since Parkview Field opened its gates for the Fort Wayne TinCaps first season in 2009, the stadium has been a staple in downtown Fort Wayne and the first step of revitalization of the metropolitan area. Baseball games immediately began selling out, and standing-room-only tickets became popular to still be able to enjoy the experience. Offering the city more than baseball, Parkview Field is home to more than 400 non-baseball related events every year. From concerts, to races, to wedding receptions and company parties, Parkview Field can accommodate many diverse events and huge crowds. To further benefit and involve the community, Parkview Field leaves it’s gates open all year long so that people may eat lunch, visit, or walk around the baseball field. The baseball stadium has won many awards since its opening, including Stadium Journey’s #1 Ballpark Experience for 5 of the 6 years of operation.
Beginning in January 2016 and finishing in November 2016, our team worked around Parkview Field’s active schedule during days, nights, and weekends to get the concourse polished. Polished concrete is durable enough to withstand thousands of walking feet and the extreme conditions of Indiana’s summers and winters. It also provides a simple-maintenance plan and a modern, unique look to complete the ballpark. The concourse was originally coated with epoxy that was chipping and peeling in places. Leveling was required for some of the concrete pads that had settled lower than others. There was a multitude of edging required, including around posts, walls and other obstacles, and under railings. The aggregate was exposed to Class D – Large Aggregate, and brought to a 200-grit, Matte finish.
Along with polishing the concourse, some solid epoxy was required in front of concession stands and other doorways and openings. The color that was chosen was Charcoal. This work was scheduled around the concourse polishing and was completed within the same timeframe. The solid epoxy will visually create separation between the concourse and concession areas.