Located in the heart of Saint Paul’s Midway-Snelling neighborhood, Allianz Field was constructed on a 35-acre urban brownfield site, the previous home to a historic street car maintenance facility in the early 1900s, and a Metro Transit bus facility from 1950 to 2012. Project and site challenges included decades of soil and groundwater contamination; untreated stormwater flowing into the Mississippi River; significant coordination needs among numerous stakeholders, property owners and jurisdictions; and the need for revolutionary methods to successfully deliver a design which would truly exemplify the next generation of MLS stadiums.
Loucks provided state-of-the-art civil design and hydrology solutions to help create the region’s largest comprehensive stormwater system, which conserves more than 2 million gallons of water annually. Loucks and the project team worked closely with the client and multiple stakeholders to successfully transform this brownfield redevelopment project into the cornerstone of a revitalized urban neighborhood.
- Project involved $22 Million of public/private streets, sanitary sewer, watermain
- $6 Million Shared Stacked Green Infrastructure stormwater management system
- $5 Million of soil contamination earthwork
- $3 Million of site grading and site surface features
- Excavation of more than 160,000 cubic yards of soil
- 2 million gallons of rainwater recycled each year
- 700,000 gallon tank strategically located beneath 2.6 acres of public, outdoor gathering spaces
- Concrete bunker buried 15 feet underground analyzes, cleans and distributes water onsite
- In January of 2020, project received ACEC/MN’s top three awards: Grand Award, People’s Choice Award, and Grand Conceptor Award (project with the highest overall judges’ score)