Citizens Bank Park, a world-class, baseball-only venue, is home to the Philadelphia Phillies. The ballpark sits on 21 acres, has a seating capacity of around 43,500, and maintains 21,000 parking spaces. The grandeur of not just the stadium, but of the entire complex (totaling 1.15 million square feet) required 11,800 pieces of structural steel, installed both above and below street level. The largest of these pieces weigh nearly 22,000 pounds and stand 65′ tall and create the signature scoreboard structure.

The project had a firm deadline for Opening Day: April 12, 2004. Due to the immovable deadline and the high profile nature of the project, delays in schedule could not be tolerated. Due to late and deficient work in concrete installation and delays to steel erection, the project structure was completed months later than planned. This delay in completion of the structure necessitated the acceleration of follow-on trades. The compressed schedule for follow-on trades resulted in impact claims by many subcontractors.

The construction manager, a joint venture partnership, contracted GREYHAWK to analyze the performance of the steel and concrete subcontractors and determine the cause of delays to the completion of the structure, the resulting impact to the remaining work and to investigate counterclaims from the concrete and steel subcontractors as well as claims from all the affected follow-on trades.

GREYHAWK provided litigation support to the joint venture. Our services included:

  • Expert reports
  • Delay analysis
  • Issue investigation
  • Demonstrative evidence preparation
  • Deposition assistance
  • Negotiation assistance
  • Expert testimony

Our efforts and findings formed the basis for negotiated settlements with many of the subcontractors and arbitration proceedings with the concrete subcontractor.