10,000 s.f. building including:
- Renovation of private banquet area, and VIP Club bar
- Structural steel and concrete deck
- New seating structures
- Locker rooms
- Concession stands
- Reorientation of ball field
- 2nd floor suites
- Historical preservation
Built in 1931, John O’Donnell Stadium was the second oldest baseball stadium in the country following Wrigley Field.
The City of Davenport hired Russell to transform the existing facility into a state-of-the-art baseball facility and to upgrade the flood protection system surrounding the stadium. Construction of the facility included rotating the field 20 degrees to eliminate ball player’s glare from the sun. A 17 month renovation project schedule had to be condensed and completed in under 10 months, during the winter, in order to meet the needs of a semi-pro baseball team.
Russell managed over 150 tradesman working in a confined 30,000 s.f. footprint during the winter season. The Russell team spent over 3 months working with the project Architect and the City of Davenport to reduce the initial $18M scope to fit within the city’s $13 M budget.
“Their stewardship of the [Modern Woodmen Stadium] renovation project was truly exemplary. The teams ability to think 'outside of the box' and plan ahead was typical of Russell's many contributions to the project. In all, Russell is the very model of professionalism, with highly competent and dedicated employees committed to the project.”
— Craig Malin – Former Davenport City Administrator