The Pennsylvania State University — Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
University Park, PA
Year in Showcase: 2007
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is a
new 5,500-seat, 130,000-square foot
ballpark on The Pennsylvania State
University campus that is shared by the
Penn State baseball team and the
State College Spikes, a New York-Penn
League team. The design team therefore
had to consider and balance the competing
needs and regulations of the facility’s
Located adjacent to Penn State’s
Beaver Stadium, the facility features
breathtaking vistas of Mount Nittany, one
of State College’s most prominent natural
landmarks, from nearly every seat in the
park. In an effort to create an “athletic
village” concept, the ballpark’s brick,
metal, concrete block and glass design
complements nearby athletic venues.
A landscaped pedestrian plaza in
front of the main entrance complements
the Porter Road entrance to Beaver
Stadium. In addition to baseball games,
the ballpark hosts concerts and other
special events, and its concessions
stands and rest rooms are opened to the
public during Penn State football games.
At the concourse level, a ticket and
retail pavilion frames a gated entry
plaza and prefunction space that can
accommodate special outdoor events
and concessions. Minor-league offices,
general concessions, picnic areas, group
areas, bleachers, rest rooms, a first-aid
station and support areas are located
along the main concourse.
Architect of Record: L. Robert Kimball & Associates; Pittsburgh, Pa.
: DLR Group - Overland Park, Kan.
Construction Cost: $25.6 million
Square Feet: 5,500
Occupancy: June 2006
Irwin Seating Co.
Flooring, Fitness Center: