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Bids accepted, rejected for new Bullfrogs stadium

With the village hall boardroom being used Tuesday, Aug. 14, for the primary election, the Ashwaubenon village board met in a conference room to consider bids for the new stadium to be built behind village hall. Kevin Bonekse Photo

Four bids totaling $9,665,981 approved

By Kevin Boneske
Staff Writer

ASHWAUBENON – After meeting for more than a half hour in closed session Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Ashwaubenon village board approved bids in four trades and rejected them in two others for a new stadium to be built south of the village hall.

Public Works Director Doug Martin informed the board that the bids submitted for the six trades were reviewed after being opened Aug. 7 with the bids for fire protection and the field surface recommended for rejection.

Martin said the reasons to reject those two bids are “due to the lack of bidders on the fire protection bid and due to some of the clarifications that are needed to be made on the playing field surface itself.”

“Since both of those aren’t affecting the project schedule, RODAC (the project’s construction manager), the village and Big Top Baseball (owner of the Green Bay Bullfrogs) felt it was doable to rebid both of those and bring those back to the village board for review at a later date,” he said.

Only one bid was submitted for fire protection for $146,319 by Best Defense, while the lower of the two bids submitted for the playing field for $798,139 came from SCG Fields.

Of the four other bids, Martin recommended approving the lowest responsible bidders as follows: SMA Construction, $7,753,000 for general construction, which includes two alternatives to change the south perimeter fence from decorative to vinyl-coated and installing a full brick veneer on the building faces; R.J. Parins Plumbing and Heating $475,000 for plumbing; AMA Heating and Air Conditioning, $380,889 for heating, ventilation and air conditioning; and Northern Electric, $1,057,092 for electrical work.

In addition to those four bids the board accepted totaling $9,665,981, Martin said the re-bidding of the playing field and a bid package for the field lighting, which is not included in the electrical bid awarded, would be coming back to the board for review in about a month.

He also noted the general contractor would be able to bring on a fire protection subcontractor under its responsibility.

Plans for the new multi-purpose stadium to be known as Capital Credit Union Park, which is scheduled to be completed in time to use next summer, call for having approximately 2,500 fixed seats with room for about 500 people on a berm in left field, along with six suite areas within the top portion of the former CTI building on site to be repurposed for the stadium.

In addition to the Bullfrogs’ planned move there next season from Joannes Park in Green Bay, the new stadium’s artificial surface is intended for hosting multiple different events besides baseball, such as soccer, concerts, movie nights and other community events.

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