Phased Land Renovation Plan Awarded to National Design Firm “Manica”

Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Guardians announced that national design firm Manica, in partnership with local architects Moody Nolan, Van Auken Akins and Robert P. Madison, Inc., will serve as design partners for their upcoming Progressive renovation projects Field.

Manica will serve as lead design architect on the projects, while Ohio-based Moody Nolan (the largest African-American architecture firm in the United States) will serve as lead architect, Van Auken Akins, based in Cleveland (the largest female-owned architecture firm in OH) as Interior Support Architect and Cleveland-based Robert P. Madison, Inc. as Construction Support Architect.

The Guardians will then hire a construction management company as the final piece before beginning the next stage of detailed planning for upcoming renovations and necessary major repairs. Team officials expect renovations to the Progressive Field ballpark to take place over the next few years, with work beginning no sooner after the end of the 2022 season. left field experience, including the Terrace Club, the reimagining of the upper deck lobby, the creation of a larger and more engaged social space in the seating area behind home plate, and clubhouse/front renovations office that help advance our mission to win the World Series.

Through ongoing conversations with community leaders and industry experts, Guardians and its leadership team will continue the ongoing process of achieving their community benefits goals for workplace and economic inclusion, career development support and community engagement, and maintain a transparent communications plan to keep all stakeholders aware of progress.

The recently finalized lease agreement extends the Guardians’ occupation of Progressive Field until at least 2036, with the potential for another 10 years until 2046, building on one of the longest successful partnerships between a team and the public in all sports.

Upgrading the facility will extend the life of the building and ensure it remains a competitive economic asset for the city, county and Guardians.

Michael J. Chiaramonte