The new multipurpose stadium is built on a vacant parcel of land in Worcester’s Canal District and accommodates nearly 10,000 fans. Joint venture Gilbane-Hunt was selected as the builder for this project due to their combined experience building Triple-A and Major League ballparks throughout the country, including Boston’s iconic Fenway Park.
Joint venture Gilbane-Hunt was selected as the builder for this project due to their combined experience building Triple-A and Major League ballparks throughout the country, including Boston’s iconic Fenway Park.
The scope of work included the mass excavation of the 22- acre site by removing and disposing of 150,000 cubic yards of soil. It also allocated 95,000 cubic yards of excavated soil to be reused on a concurrent project. Additionally, it included 27,000 square feet of space for a support of excavation (SOE) system.
To meet the stadium’s critical milestones, our team moved up to 5,000 cubic yards of soil off site each day. We also imported 100,000 tons of aggregate materials along with 4,700 linear feet of water, sewer, and drainage piping.
Key Project Statistics
- 22-acre urban site
- 500 cubic yards of concrete foundation demolition
- 150,000 cubic yards of mass excavation
- 95,000 cubic yards of site filling
- 27,000-square-foot-support of excavation (SOE)
- 150,000 tons of exported soil
- 100,000 tons of imported gravel & stone
- 4,700 linear feet of water, sewer, & drainage piping
- 62 enterprise architecture sewer & drain structures
W. L. French’s performance on the Polar Project in Worcester has redefined the often-overused term, ‘teamwork.’ From the first planning meeting of this technically challenging, substantial, and aggressive sitework package, it was obvious that W. L. French is committed to the success of this project. I’m not easily impressed; however, W. L. French continues to amaze me with their ‘walk the talk’ attitude of never- ending problem solving that starts at the top with Bill Jr. and carries through to their second-to-none on-site superintendent and manager. I am grateful for this entire team, enjoy working with them daily, and look forward to completing this project and many more together.