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HOK Populous went in a completely different direction than most of the stadiums surrounding it. While many have embraced the southwestern motif, Goodyear Ballpark has instead gone industrial, choosing polished metal and imported heat resistant woods over adobe and southwestern architecture. Much of this has to do with its surrounding environment. The ballpark was built at the base of the seldom utilized Phoenix Goodyear Municipal Airport and for a change… HOK threw away all of their blueprints and did this one from scratch. For the first time in a long time, they built a ballpark that wasn't some clone of another. This has always been one of our biggest pet peeves in modern baseball architecture and one of the main reasons we have always been very critical of all of HOK's creations.