Mallards Honored With Outstanding Achievement In Recycling Award | Environment
The Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin held its annual awards ceremony last week and the Mallards and the Madison Parks Division were together awarded with an Outstanding Achievement in Recycling award for their cooperative work for turning the “Duck Pond” into a stadium of reused materials.
The Mallards rebuilt the stadium using as much material as possible from the old facility and reused seating from both Camden Yards and Wrigley Field, home of the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs.
The Mallards added the TRICOR/West Bend Club behind home plate which was constructed using old steel from the original stadium grandstand roof. The wood deck was constructed of planks from the original seating structure and the drink rails were created from the original stadium's aluminum bleacher tops.
The Mallards new Sports Impressions Team Green Store opened in 2011 and was created using 95 percent recycled materials from the old stadium.
The wood framing consists of planks from the original seating area and the siding of the building is from the old aluminum bleacher seats. Even the clothes racks were created from the old stadium chairs and the roof was made using the old grandstand roof.
The Mallards also created six portable concession kiosks out of aluminum and wood from the old stadium.
Founded in 1990, AROW is an association representing Wisconsin's recycling, waste reduction and sustainability professionals. The organization provides leadership through education, advocacy, and collaboration and promotes effective, efficient and sustainable material recovery initiatives.
The Mallards will host their season opener against the Battle Creek Bombers on May 30 at 7:05 pm at the “Duck Pond.” For more information about the team, the ballpark or tickets, go to mallardsbaseball.com.