The Hillsboro Hops baseball team and city of Hillsboro, Oregon, have announced plans to build a new ballpark on the northwest side of the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex.
The ballpark will be designed as a year-round entertainment venue that can host more than 300 events per year including Hops baseball games, concerts, festivals, community events and amateur baseball.
With the Hillsboro Hops promotion to the High-A level, the team must meet updated Major League Baseball facility standards. The ballpark design will address player health and wellness, improve security, elevate the fan experience and enhance home and visiting facilities.
“The city appreciates the Hops as a partner and recognizes the unique value the organization brings to the community. Creating a more robust regional entertainment destination will provide long term benefits to the city as well as the Hops,” said Hillsboro City Manager Robby Hammond.
The design-build team of Mortenson, SRG and Populous will begin the construction process in summer 2023 with project completion prior to the 2025 Hops season. The project is anticipated to cost up to $120 million and will have capacity for 6,000 people for baseball and up to 7,000 for concerts and other events.
Funding for the project will be paid for predominantly through private financing secured by the Hops, with a smaller portion of the funding coming from the city through the Transient Lodging Tax.