Major League Baseball (MLB) selected TEC as General Contractor to build its Youth Academy, a permanent facility in Compton, CA. The purpose of the Academy is to cultivate the talents of young minorities on and off the baseball field, by providing year-round baseball and academic instruction.
The first of its kind, the baseball academy and youth center is owned and operated by MLB. The facilities are on the Compton Community College campus. The project includes a baseball field built to minor league ballpark specifications, complete with stadium lighting, seating, press box, full-size practice baseball field, softball field, and youth-size baseball field. The site includes an entry esplanade, 10,000-SF clubhouse with lockers, administrative offices, maintenance facility, and separate batting cages and pitching mounds. The three fields encompass approximately 13 to 14 acres of development.
MLB committed substantial financing to the development of the Urban Youth Initiative and has a partnership with local governments providing significant operating concessions.
The Youth Academy has a full-time coaching staff that includes some of the MLB’s greatest resources – former Major League and Minor League players, managers, and coaches. Other general contracting responsibilities included:
- Design and Construction Estimates
- Constructability Reviews
- Construction Bid Packages