Friday, November 09, 2007

Mission Accomplished


Let's Play Two!! The Grass is completely down at New Nationals Park.

10 comments:

Tom said...

I asked this question on the forum. But, I'll ask it again here.
Why did the dugout get painted green. With all the blue seats I can understand blue or red (team colors). But, why green?

mike edgar said...

Is it possible that the green cover on the dugouts is just some sort of primer, and they're going to be painted a different color?

Screech's Best Friend said...

Good Question--I will attempt to find out.

Edward J. Cunningham said...

The stadium looks like it will be completed on schedule, but I really wish you hadn't used the words "Mission Accomplished." Now I worry that may bring bad luck...

janet said...

SBF -- Look forward to your research on the dugouts. Since the dugouts at RFK were painted with Nats logos, I'd expect something along those lines here.

Screech's Best Friend said...

All Right--Here is The Answer to The Green Dugouts. I contacted Matt Haas, Project Director for Clark Construction. This was his complete reply. You are going to be surprised:

"The Nationals wanted the dugouts painted green. However, they plan to paint or apply advertisements to the tops so it is likely that you won't see green on the tops." (Matt Haas--Project Director)

Edward J. Cunningham said...

BTW, I assume the reason why the left field stands are incomplete is that when the construction workers dug out the earth for the baseball field, the dump trucks had to drive SOMEWHERE, and that somewhere was obviously left field.

I assume we will see those stands completed in the coming weeks.

Anonymous said...

Good question on LF stands....I thought I saw the dirt come from CF gate and there LF Wall is up so I wonder how trucks could come through LF.....SBF...please, why are the LF stands dirt now this late in the construction?

Screech's Best Friend said...

The Answer to the LF Stands Question was actually mentioned in the "Build It Bigger" Discovery Channel Program on The Stadium. Throughout the process--the construction has been completed in pie segments. Each Section being designed while others are actually being constructed. The LF Area of the ballpark is last in that line of procession. Clark VP Ronnie Strompf was quoted as saying this is not an unusual step--just the way the project played out under such a tight deadline.

janet said...

Very cool! The link is a story about Nationals ballpark dirt going into space with NASA to work on a project with the Arlington Science Focus School. Mission Accomplished, indeed! http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2007/nov/HQ_M07160_Internatl_Edu_Week_Event.html