In 2011, the Mallards unveiled a new team logo, and entered the season with a newly renovated ballpark. The new grandstands features seats that were once at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. –from Wikipedia
Duck Pond Seating Project
The original Warner Park main grandstand was built in 1983. All three grandstands were taken apart and demolished with the bleacher sections and the wood planking was re-purposed for future projects.
Archer Seating worked with Vern Stenman to help plan the project, including the treads to allow more aisle spacing while not reducing the much needed seating capacity. The new stadium features extra leg room. Building code calls for 32” treads for each row. The new stadium offers 36” treads in the first 10 rows.
The Mallards completed a total overhaul of the infield playing surface at Warner Park. The playing surface was removed, re-graded and re-sodded with the same turf used at Milwaukee’s Miller
In the following video you can see Vern Stenman taking some time on opening day to show some of the changes. You’ll see the Camden Yards seats and also get a tour of the premium seating area using STADIA barstools.
Repainted Stadium Seats for VIP Area
Some of the seats were destined for premium seating areas, and to be turned into swivel chairs and barstools. These were given a fresh coat of paint as seen below.Madison, WI – February 9, 2011. The seats are in! They are not installed yet, but the seats for the newly renovated “Duck Pond” have made it to Madison. You may have noticed the “Duck Pond” is looking a little bare recently, but in just a few months the $1.5 million stadium renovation will be complete and ready for Opening Day. We have been hard at work touching up the historic Camden Yards Stadium seats that will be installed in the new stadium. That’s right, no more sitting on bleacher tops. Every seat in the house will feature armrests, a folding bottom, backrest and cup holder! Your backside can thank us later. The seats are currently being painted at a warehouse on the east side of Madison, where several thousand seats are waiting to be installed at the newly renovated “Duck Pond.”
About the Madison Mallards Duck Pond
Year Opened: 1982; renovated, 2011
Dimensions: 308 1/3L, 365LC, 380C, 365RC, 295 2/3R
Playing Surface: Grass
Ticket Prices (2012): Triple Play Club, $25; Dugout Box, $12; Field Box, $10; Diamond Box, $9; Standing Room Only, $5. Reserved Duck Blind (all you can eat/drink): $38 (Fri-Sat), $33 (Sun-Thurs). GA Duck Blind (all you can eat/drink): $33 (Fri-Sat), $28 (Sun-Thurs). Duck Blind Club Reserved Tables for 8: $350. Tricor/West Bend Club sold as part of season ticket.
League: Northwoods League.
Former Tenants: Madison Muskies (Low Class A; Midwest League), Madison Hatters (Low Class A; Midwest League), Madison Black Wolf (independent; Northern League).
Parking: Free and abundant, either adjacent to the ballpark or across the street at the mall.
Address/Directions: 2920 N. Sherman Av., Madison. Warner Park in on the northwestern side of Madison. From wherever you are, you’ll want to make your way to the Aberg Ave. exit and head northwest. After you pass the Shopko (on right), you’ll turn right onto Packers Avenue, eventually veering left off of Packers Avenue onto Northport Drive. Warner Park is on the southwest corner (on your left) of Northport Drive and Sherman Avenue. There are two entrances to Warner: either turn left to reach the Sherman Avenue entrance (on the right-hand side of Sherman) or continue past the intersection and turn left into the Northport Drive entrance.
It is one of the best ballpark renovations we’ve seen in years: the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) made huge changes to Warner Park (i.e., the Duck Pond) this offseason, tearing down obsolete bleachers and adding all chairback seating, a new club and an elevated concourse — all for under $2 million.