News / Press Releases
January 01, 2006
Baseballparks.com Names Dr Pepper/Seven Up Ball park in Frisco
"Best New Ballpark of 2003"
Named "Best New Ballpark of 2003" by Baseballparks.com, the Dr Pepper/Seven Up Ballpark opened on April 3, 2003, and is the home of the Frisco Roughriders, the Class AA Texas League affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
The stadium was designed by architect David M. Schwarz and implemented by HKS, Dallas-based architects that collaborated with Schwarz on The Ballpark In Arlington, the home of the Texas Rangers. Schwarz and HKS worked to create a setting where the concession stands, restrooms, and luxury suites were in separate pavilions at the rear of the main seating bowl. To achieve a unique exterior look, the architects decided to adorn these pavilions with HardiePlank® lap siding from James Hardie Siding Products, giving the pavilions an attractive, neighborhood look and feel.
"Most ballparks use brick and stone for the exterior, but we wanted the pavilions of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Ballpark to have the look of garden apartments or vacation condos," said Greg Whittemore, HKS Project Architect. "HardiePlank is used all over Texas - it helped convey the look we were after and is less expensive than conventional masonry while possessing the same fire-resistant properties."
"Dr Pepper/ Seven Up Ballpark is both wonderful and unique, and that's a rare combination indeed," said Joe Mock, founder of Baseballparks.com. "No doubt about it, the Frisco Roughriders have one of the premier parks in all of the minor and major leagues."