This ballpark was relatively inexpensive to build, coming in at only $20 million. Quite a bargain for such a well constructed facility. It is quite easy to tell from its architecture that this is a Populous (HOK Sport) designed ballpark featuring the usual brick exteriors and dark green seating with sharp lines and simple color design. The ballpark took nearly 20 months to complete, breaking ground on December 16th, 1994 and opening July 11th 1996.