Also, the new indoor court sports facility at IMG Academy, currently under construction, is an excellent example of an inclusive facility.
IMG Academy’s new Indoor Court Sport facility, though not a baseball focused program, has design considerations that fall in line with the standards set by MLB. These include considerations for locker rooms, referee safety, player safety and athletic training space.
So, what does all this mean? When a leading organization like MLB provides a guideline for design, it’s common to see those expectations become the gold standard for design moving forward. As time progresses, those standards become the minimum requirement for future design and construction. As design professionals, we work hard to anticipate these trends and work with our partners to account for them early in the design process. We are fortunate to work with such great organizations as the Pirates, Braves, Detroit Tigers, St Luis Cardinals, Miami Marlins and Major League Baseball on projects that will propel sport into the future.