The new $40 Million Segra Minor League Baseball Stadium, home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, is located on approximately 10.28 acres and was previously referred to as the “Prince Charles Site”. Project construction included a stadium with approximately 6,500 seats, premier batting cages, a clubhouse, weight room, dugouts, bullpens, concession and restroom areas, a 2-level parking deck, a hotel and residential structures. F&R is proud to be a part of the team for the City of Fayetteville in construction of this new entertainment hub.
As part of this new construction F&R performed a subsurface exploration revealing a substrata typical of this coastal plain environment. However, since the site was previously developed with houses and building structures, earth fill materials of varying composition and consistency were encountered across most of the project site. In addition, a strata of native, soft, highly plastic clay was encountered in the upper 10 to 20 feet of the soil profile and static groundwater was encountered at depths ranging from 3 to 10 feet. These conditions were taken into consideration during the early geotechnical evaluation and planning phase of the project in order to minimize adversely impacting the project during site development and construction.
F&R provided geotechnical engineering recommendations for site development and foundation construction. Foundation support options included conventional shallow spread foundations for lightly loaded structural elements, and aggregate piers or pile foundation for the more heavily loaded portions of the stadium structure.
Once designs were approved and finalized, F&R returned to the project site to conduct construction materials testing and special inspections for the construction of the ball field, parking deck, concession and restroom areas, and hotel.