Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Columbus, Ohio
CSL assisted the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation with various issues relating to the development of a new ballpark for the Columbus Clippers (Class AAA). CSL reviewed the historical operations of the Clippers and Cooper Stadium and performed an analysis of the local Columbus market. Further, CSL identified several minor league ballparks built in downtown areas in recent years and analyzed the impact the facilities have had in spurring ancillary developments. Through this analysis, CSL provided the CDDC with information to help determine an appropriate site for the proposed ballpark. Additional tasks competed by CSL included a financial analysis and a ballpark funding analysis.
The 10,100-seat Huntington Park was completed in 2009 at a cost of $56 million.