F.H. Paschen began conversations with the Village of Schaumburg in July of 2021 to discuss various renovations at the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, Wintrust Field. In the Fall of 2021, after the Schaumburg Boomers clinched their fourth championship in the Frontier League, the renovation plans to the 20-year-old stadium were approved.
Due to baseball season spanning from May to September, F.H. Paschen had a limited timeframe to complete all construction. The best avenue for the Village in these circumstances was to utilize a cooperative contract with F.H. Paschen through the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA). This contract has already been competitively bid and streamlines the procurement process, allowing construction to start in the field more quickly.
The renovation work began in October 2021 with the installation of a retractable mesh batter’s eye system in center field, which is a dark surface that allows batters to see the ball against an uncluttered and contrasting background. Paschen extended the concourse level by removing four separate seating sections, filling the spaces with concrete for the addition of four new outdoor suites and numerous new gathering platforms for guests to enjoy the games. New epoxy flooring across the concourse level and concessions areas was installed and upper suite level bathrooms were renovated with new finishes. Windows were replaced in the Schaumburg Club and the Jim Beam Club to better fan experience and improve safety. Additionally, the plaza outside the main entrance was recoated and new safety bollards were installed, giving the ballpark a fresh look.
Through utilizing this cooperative contract and F.H. Paschen, the Boomers were able to get their renovations completed in time for the start of the 2022 season and with limited interference with practices, games, and other daily operations. The Schaumburg Boomers are now midway through their 2022 season and the faculty, team, and fans are enjoying the freshly renovated Wintrust Field!