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Spurs Victory Capital Performance Center

Lincoln Property Company, the real estate developer for the San Antonio Spurs called upon HPM to provide Construction Audit & Advisory Services for the construction of Victory Capital Performance Center. The $140 million facility marks a new era for professional sports training, offering today’s most cutting-edge innovations in sports technology. Inside the center is a motion capture performance lab, environmental training room, sensory deprivation tank, team dining area and kitchen, and best of all, hydrotherapy pools.

The center was built with sustainability in mind. Victory Capital Performance Center is making history as the first mass timber constructed training facility in professional sports. The facility also incorporates rooftop solar panels to minimize energy use and save water.

HPM assisted the Spurs in negotiating a fair, final settlement of construction costs for the facility.

Dallas Cowboys Training Facility, HQ and Event Center

The Dallas Cowboys Training Facility is a first-of-its-kind NFL/Local School District collaboration.

The project, which sits on approximately 90 acres, consists of an 11,000-seat indoor athletic stadium that the Frisco ISD and the Dallas Cowboys utilizes, a six story Dallas Cowboys headquarters office building, two outdoor practice fields, below grade parking garage, locker rooms, commercial kitchen, conference center, hydrotherapy, medical imaging and fitness center. HPM is providing Pay App Review, Interim and Final audit services throughout the life of the project.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility

The new Atlanta Braves Spring Training complex CoolToday Park includes a 6,500 fixed-seat stadium with 2,500 general admission spots, a team clubhouse, training facilities, offices, a sports medicine academy, six practice baseball fields and two half-fields, five soccer, and multi-use fields, a parking lot and other features on a square-shaped plot of land. The stadium’s outfield is similar to the Brave’s home stadium in Truist Park. For this project, HPM provided pay app review, interim and final audit services, leading to significant cost savings for the owner.

BJCC Legacy Arena

The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) and Legacy Arena have hosted countless concerts and sporting events since its construction in the 1970s, but in order to compete with other major cities in the region, the BJCC needed a major update.

HPM was hired to manage and oversee this renovation and capital investment, the first since 1992. The initiative positioned Birmingham as a top destination for meetings and conventions while also generating new opportunities to host a variety of top-tier sports and entertainment events.

The $102-million improvements and expansion also enhance the fan experience, offering modernized amenities expected of a venue today. The changes are apparent inside and out, beginning with a reoriented primary entrance and an added glass-and-steel façade that will provide natural light and an expanded area for exhibitions, showcases, and more. Landscaping and new paint colors were the finishing touches in transforming the arena’s former bunker-like appearance.

Inside the arena, fans find new club-level boxes, VIP suites, and enhanced concessions, as well as modern seating and upgrades that build on the use of smartphones and technology. A 360-degree ribbon board was added to the seating bowl, and the refurbished lobby features a state-of-the-art escalator and elevator systems. Renovations to the behind-the-scenes areas will allow for larger tour buses and an increased number of tractor-trailers. These updates ensure that the BJCC and Legacy Arena will serve Birmingham residents, visitors, and touring talent for decades to come.

Protective Stadium

HPM served as the Owners’ Representative for the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority’s transformative Protective Stadium which is expected to play a leading role in the future of downtown Birmingham.

Totaling $330 million, our firm provided guidance and oversight for a building program that included both the construction of a brand new 45,000-seat Protective Stadium that is serving as the home of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) Blazers, as well as the comprehensive renovation and expansion of the 44-year-old Legacy Arena. The project has positioned Birmingham as a top regional and national destination for meetings and conventions while also generating new opportunities to host a variety of top-tier sports and entertainment events.

HPM was initially chosen as program manager to oversee the preconstruction phase of the Legacy Arena renovation before our overall scope of work was expanded. We worked with construction teams and project managers to serve as the eyes and ears for ownership on both initiatives, continuing our distinguished track record on high-profile capital projects across Alabama. HPM partnered with Steel City Services, a Birmingham firm specializing in project management services, to deliver the scope of services required for the projects.


City of Albertville Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater

City governments, such as the City of Albertville, are responsible for being good stewards of citizens’ tax dollars, and budgets based on tax revenue and municipal bonds cannot extend beyond plans. When building a new parks and recreation facility, the City wanted to offer the best complex possible while investing in a sustainable economic driver for the area.

HPM’s team worked with the project’s architect on budgeting, awarding and scheduling from the schematic stage, adjusting design plans and project scope to make the most of available funds. HPM served as the owner’s representative for the City and design team, and played a key role in bridging the gap between multiple contractors that were involved in various phases of construction. The park includes five softball fields with one championship field, four baseball fields with one championship field and five multi-purpose fields, each with all-weather turf. It includes a 100,000 plus square foot recreation center with an indoor eight-lane competition pool, multiple basketball courts and an outdoor water park with a lazy river feature, but it doesn’t stop there. The park also features four miles of hiking trails, open grass areas, an RV Park, and a 7,000 +/- seating capacity amphitheater equipped to host national touring acts to regional and community events. The 135-acre sports, leisure, wellness and entertainment venue is expected to create more than 1,200 jobs while generating an economic impact of $120 million annually.

Keeping the “Albertville Standard”
The City of Albertville had long dreamed of a way to unite and revitalize their town. The idea had been tossed around for more than 10 years before HPM entered the scene in 2018. While private entities have created multipurpose parks and facilities like these, having a city-owned park provides considerable benefits to Albertville citizens. The firm was tasked with coordinating a complex program schedule that featured numerous logistical challenges ranging from the complications due to the pandemic to one of the rainiest winters in North Alabama history, and was able to successfully navigate those hurdles while saving the City over $1 million in total project costs. Not only that, but HPM’s leadership led to a well-defined scope, master schedule and field quality assurance and coordination of the project. By partnering with HPM, the City of Albertville has maintained the “Albertville Standard” by providing new beautification and infrastructure for their city.


U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium

Falcon Stadium, built in 1962, is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy football team, as well as other sports teams when Falcons football isn’t on the field.

The renovation and expansion project at the North End Zone of the historic Falcon Stadium includes the addition of 13,000-square-feet of space for player and coaches locker rooms, training, video, press, green, x-ray and multi-purpose locker rooms. With work being underground, the project also included sitework upgrades at the north end zone. The project was funded by private Endowment and Government funds requiring two different contracting methods.

Photography by Jonathan Haas with Davis Architects

Clover Park

Clover Park, formerly known as First Data Field or Tradition Field, is the spring training home of the New York Mets. HPM has been hired to manage the construction of $55 million in facility improvements.

The renovations to the facility will include a walkway connector around the outfield, a 50-room players’ academy and three little league baseball/softball fields that will be available for public use and for tournaments.

Training Facilities Improvements

  • New full-size practice field with artificial turf
  • New specialty training fields
  • Batting cages
  • Upgraded MLB clubhouse facilities


Stadium Renovations

  • Expanded main concourse with outfield walkway
  • New main concourse, concession stand, and restrooms
  • Renovated home- and visiting-teams clubhouses
  • Renovated facilities such as commissary, ticketing offices, and team store


Miscellaneous Upgrades

  • Railings for aisles
  • Seat replacement
  • Mets Player Academy, consisting of dormitories, a cafeteria, and an auditorium
  • New field for youth baseball and softball
  • Upgrade elevator
  • Pave and stripe parking lot
  • HVAC work
  • Ice machine and cooler replacements


Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University first engaged HPM at the beginning of what was expected to be a spike in on-campus construction, bringing HPM in as an owner’s representative to supplement TCU’s own staff. Years later, the spike hasn’t abated, and building after building on campus bears HPM’s fingerprints.

The Harris College of Nursing included classrooms with writable walls, faculty offices and simulation labs with robotic patients and was accompanied by renovations to the attached Bass Building to match the new construction. Renovating the existing basketball coliseum into the 6,860-seat Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena involved adding and renovating locker rooms, adding office spaces and conference rooms, lowering the arena’s entire playing surface by five feet and adding courtside seating. Lupton Baseball Stadium got indoor batting cages, an artificial practice field and a new bullpen, along with new locker rooms and training space, with construction coordinated around regular and post-season play.

TCU’s first parking structure, the Frog Alley Parking Garage, brought four stories and 984 spaces of parking for TCU students and football fans — and the Worth Hills Parking Garage added six stories and 1,200 more spaces. The Greek Village brings 781 beds’ worth of housing to sororities and fraternities in Worth Hills. Even buildings that HPM wasn’t responsible for, like the Burnett Library, have received facelifts to match the high quality and elegant design of the new HPM-guided construction.


  • Schollmaier Arena, Justin Athletic Center, Lupton Baseball Stadium improvements
  • Frog Alley Parking Garage
  • Worth Hills Greek Village, Worth Hills Parking Garage
  • Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Brunett Library renovation

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is the springtime home-away-from-home of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals, offering a sunny and modern facility for spring training. The teams share the main stadium for games, but each has its own practice fields, outdoor batting cages, pitching mounds, and state-of-the-art conditioning rooms.

And it’s not just for the out-of-town teams — the complex is designed to host concerts, soccer matches, festivals and even marathons for West Palm Beach locals. HPM helped facilitate the fast-tracked project, providing input on factors including permitting, repair-and-replace agreements and even data management. Even after, HPM worked with the ballpark’s operations team, applying extensive event management to get the facility up and running throughout the inaugural spring training season.

HPM is usually brought in at the outset of the project, getting things off on the right foot and establishing plans and schedules that will keep stakeholders happy and avoid potential complications. However, it’s never too late to bring in the value of an experienced program manager, and HPM was proud to join the team already several months into the planning and design process. HPM also was proud to be able to help resolve inefficiencies standing in the way of a smoothly run project. The biggest gap they encountered was a lack of centralized data management, which is challenging since the project involved multiple cities, counties, and public and private entities. HPM organized all the critical information and assets into a single, web-based project management intelligence platform. With schedules, expenses, agreements, licenses, designs and other information easily accessible by those who needed them, everyone became happier — contractors and subcontractors were able to communicate better, stakeholders were able to stay apprised of the progress of the project and locals appreciated the sense of transparency from their elected officials.


  • 7,600-seat stadium
  • Food service area
  • Spring training facility for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals

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