Project Profiles - Stadium & Ballparks

Project Management Consultants has served as construction counsel or lead management consultant (for project structure, contracting and risk management) for over one dozen of the most significant sports facilities projects constructed in North America during the past 15 years. We offer a wide scope of services and have numerous references for our work. Some recent projects include:

Other projects

Thompson Hine Experience (projects for which PMC Consultants/Lawyers served as Project Counsel through Thompson Hine LLP)


Cleveland's Gund Arena (now the Quicken Loans Arena)

Gund Arena


Jacobs Field in Cleveland

Jacobs Field


Columbus' Nationwide Arena

Nationwide Arena


The Arena in Oakland

Golden State Warriors


The Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild



With respect to Major League Baseball, Jeff Appelbaum and Pat Sweeney served as project construction counsel for Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio for Thompson Hine LLP. After the formation of PMC, Jeff and Pat went on to serve as lead management consultants for PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are currently serving in the same role for the New Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, and they were recently retained to provide a wide range of management consulting services for the Florida Marlins' new retractable roof ballpark project in Miami, Florida. In addition, Jeff served on the Dispute Review Board for Miller Park in Milwaukee, and the firm has consulted on a number of other Major League ballpark projects with respect to claims evaluation and in other capacities.

PMC has a similar track record with respect to arena projects. After serving as construction counsel for Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, Jeff and Pat went on to provide project counsel services for the Golden State Warriors in conjunction with their arena renovation project in Oakland, California. Subsequently, they served as project counsel for the new Nationwide NHL Hockey Arena in Columbus, Ohio. PMC has also provided management consulting services for the new home of the Minnesota Wild (NHL Hockey) in St. Paul, Minnesota.

With respect to NFL stadia, PMC provided risk management consulting services for the Soldier Field Adaptive Reuse Project in Chicago, Illinois, and was recently selected as project construction consultant for project delivery and risk management in connection with the proposed 49ers Football Stadium in San Francisco, California. Jeff has also provided consulting and claims management services on two other major NFL projects.

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