In October 2013, the Akron Aeros – the Cleveland Indians’ Double-A affiliate – changed the club’s name to the Akron RubberDucks effective for the 2014 season. The club’s rebranding efforts included several enhancement projects for the RubberDucks’ stadium, Canal Park. Tober Building Company (TBC) was contracted to perform many of Canal Park’s upgrades, including:
- Tiki Terrace (Right-Field Seating, Patio & Outdoor Bar)
- The Game Grill & Bar
- The Duck Club (Special Event Facility)
- Fowl Territory (Pavilion)
The project faced multiple challenges such as Fast-Track Scheduling (the Tiki Terrace had to be completed before the RubberDucks’ home opener, April 10, 2014), inclement weather (temperatures and wind chills were often below zero) and material staging obstacles.