A ribbon-cutting event celebrated the recently completed renovations at Cape Girardeau’s Capaha Field. The Cape Catfish (a new collegiate wood bat team) are now bringing in crowds of fans to enjoy the games at the new stadium. Planning Design Studio worked with Cape Girardeau’s parks department to envision exciting new experiences for fans coming to ballgames. Fans can now enjoy watching the game from a new homerun deck, the dugout club seating area, or on top of the hill by food trucks.
Planning Design Studio teamed with design-build professionals, including Gray Design Group and Penzel Construction, to plan these ballfield renovations. PDS organized the team effort by developing an overall site plan and by investigating new seating options to maximize views of the field and enrich the fan experience.
As a ballfield with a long history (it is also home to the Cape Capahas, the oldest amateur team in the country), PDS guided the design aesthetic of the field by suggesting materials that have a timeless quality to them. PDS also designed a new logo for the ballfield – highlighting the figure of a batter taken from a historic photograph of the Cape Capahas’ early days – further connecting the new design of the ballfield to its rich history.