For years, UC San Diego's intercollegiate program played great baseball while their fans sat on aluminum bleachers and their players and staff used a portable trailer as their clubhouse and locker room. With the support of the Chancellor and generous alumni, Triton Baseball was able to achieve their dream of redeveloping a ballpark that supported their efforts to field a top team and improved the fan experience.
The new Triton Ballpark is designed to express permanence and stability, and to represent the unique sense of place that characterizes UCSD's campus setting. Set on the edge of a coastal chaparral canyon, the grandstand enclosure and clubhouse were designed with tilt-up concrete because the plasticity, warmth and texture of this material creates a strong relationship between the buildings and the campus context.
Mitsubishi Type II Cement, rustic Norfolk Rib Formliner by Fitzgerald, and a medium sandblast finish lend the tilt-up wall panels an appearance of emerging directly from the ground in a way that anchors the ballpark securely to its site, while custom formwork literally brands the team's identity into the clubhouse wall.
Tilt-up's speed of construction contributed to a successful opening day game only five months after start of construction.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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