MRA provided master planning, site and civil engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying services for the 44-acre Ripken Experience Aberdeen, which is adjacent to Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds minor league baseball team. The Ripken Experience is a state-of-the-art youth baseball camp and tournament facility featuring scale replicas of famous major league ballparks along with associated fencing, backstops, scoreboards, press boxes, dugouts and spectator seating areas, including: Cal Ripken Senior’s Yard and Stadium (60-foot baseball diamond and 2,000-seat stadium), a replica of Oriole Park at Camden Yards; a 90-foot Yankee Stadium baseball diamond; 70-foot Citi Field, PNC Park, Fenway Park, Memorial Stadium, Wrigley Field, Citizens Bank Park, and Nationals Park. The complex’s amenities include a training diamond, batting cages, tot lot, photo booth, picnic area, concession stands, and restrooms. Plans for future construction include an office building for the Ripken Baseball headquarters, a merchandise building, and retrofit of a practice field.
MRA also provided structural engineering and surveying services for the 7-story, 155,000-SF Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott (brick replica of the Warehouse at Camden Yard).