Description: 44,321-seat MLB stadium Team: Chicago White Sox Owner: Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Architect: Populous CM/GC: Gust K. Newberg Construction Project Cost: $250,000,000 Status: Completed - April 18, 1991


The New Comiskey Park was the first new baseball park built in the US since Royals Stadium 20 years prior. Tim Romani began his career in sports facility project management while serving as Executive Director of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority and guiding the new stadium to an on schedule and under budget completion. The success of the project, now known as US Cellular Field on Chicago’s south side, helped spawn an entire new generation of ballparks including Camden Yards, Jacobs Field, The Ballpark in Arlington, Coors Field, and Turner Field. Even in 1991, building a new 44,000-seat stadium for only $137 million was unprecedented and of particular significance when viewed in the context of Chicago construction projects known for catastrophic cost overruns and missed deadlines. The discipline and culture established during the Comiskey Park project remain the foundation that Romani has instilled in all ICON projects.


Tim Romani, Executive Director (Illinois Sports Facilities Authority)



We are always glad to see ICON working for the Owner because they have the experience and the temperament needed to get the large, high-profile projects done.

Jim Walters

Principal, Populous (ret.)

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