Recently recognized as High-A Ballpark of the Decade (2010-2019) by Ballpark Digest, the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina debuted Segra Stadium, a brand-new 4,786-seat sports and entertainment venue, in the spring of 2019. Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), a leading electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over four decades, provided installation work for the 100,000-square-foot facility, which is now home to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers of Class A Advanced Minor League Baseball.
Photo credit: City of Fayetteville
In Ballpark Digest’s analysis of the park, it commended the team’s ability to complete the project on time while perfectly blending elements of the historic downtown with a modern ballpark. Additionally, the feature talked about the park being equipped with family friendly and millennial-centric elements, aiming to make Segra Stadium a new staple in downtown Fayetteville.
The stadium features natural grass, a 25-by-70-foot LED scoreboard, outdoor party deck and kids zone, as well as luxury suites, field boxes and a premium club level. When not hosting home games for the Woodpeckers, an affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros, the multi-purpose venue will be utilized for special occasions, such as weddings, music festivals, private parties and charitable events.
When choosing the best ballparks of the decade, Ballpark Digest looked at gameday experience, behind-the-scenes functionality and impact on the community. While not typically considered, basic functionality such as electricity, running water and restroom facilities go unnoticed when they are working well.
Griffin Electric was responsible for the electrical work on-site, which included normal and emergency power, a generator, lighting and lighting control. The Griffin team also installed a new 4000A service for the stadium’s main power distribution system, as well as all pathways for telecommunications, broadcasting, audio-visual, security and the fire alarm system.
Charlotte-based Barton Malow Company and Populous of Kansas City were the project’s general contractor and architect, respectively, while Henderson Engineers of Nashville served as the electrical engineer.