When the Dodgers announced that they would be leaving Dodgertown in Vero Beach Florida, after 60 loyal years of training there, they knew they would have to do something really special with their new ballpark in Glendale Arizona. They tabbed HKS to be their architects to build them a new ballpark in 2009 and to make sure it was going to be a winner. The Braves had a hole of their own to fill. After leaving the very loyal Richmond area, Atlanta also wanted a special
home for their new Triple-A franchise. HKS was already designing the ultimate Spring Training Park and the Atlanta Braves wanted the architecture firm to create a very similar design for their new Triple-A ballpark. HKS agreed and set about building not one but two versions of the ballpark… which would be different in many ways, but share a strong similarity in design… Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona which would open in March of 2009 and Gwinnett County Stadium (soon to be Coolray Field) which would open in April.