Portland Diamond Project MLB Stadium
A partner with the Portland Diamond Project, TVA Architects is designing a 32,000-34,000 seat Major League Baseball stadium and large-scale mixed development in Portland’s central city area. TVA is collaborating with Kansas City-based Populous. The project is slated for location at the Port of Portland’s 45-acre Terminal 2 property. The ballpark design will involve a completely retractable roof allowing for unobstructed views of the city and surrounding Pacific Northwest landscape. An outdoor amphitheater surrounded by water would allow for concerts and other events. With the ballpark on the Willamette River, the use of water taxis and the mooring of boats next to the ballpark would be possible.
“We believe this has the potential to be a transformative landmark project for this city,” said Craig Cheek, PDP president and managing director. “Building an iconic, state-of-the-art ballpark along the Willamette River will catalyze economic development and capture great views of both the urban scale of the city and regional character of the Pacific Northwest.”
On November 29, 2018 a letter of intent with the Port kicked off a collaborative process with the City of Portland and local communities, to create a Major League Baseball ballpark and community destination.
“We’re committed to building a sustainable, equitable, and accessible ballpark that reflects what makes Portland such a special place to live,” Cheek said. “That means outstanding locally sourced food and beverage amenities, environmentally sustainable construction and operations, opportunities for makers and small businesses, and an atmosphere that celebrates diversity and inclusion and is welcoming to all Portlanders.”
Terminal 2, which for decades handled commodities such as steel rail, bulk ores, and other oversized international cargo, offers approximately 45 acres of riverfront property with more than 2,000 linear feet of waterfront. The site is located on N.W. Front Ave., just north of the Pearl District and rapidly evolving Slabtown.