Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rockies co-owner to lead Pepsi Center construction

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Alvarado Construction, led by Linda Alvardo, a co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, is heading the team that will transform the Pepsi Center for the 2008 Democratic Convention:

"The Alvarado-Turner-HOK team has an extensive and proven track record of handling large-scale construction projects with a commitment to diversity and inclusion," Leah Daughtry, the DNCC's chief executive, said in a statement. "I am confident this partnership of true professionals will meet our every construction need for the 2008 Democratic National Convention."

Alvarado Properties was one of the original donors to pledge funds for the convention, before Denver even won the bid to host the convention. The size of the original pledge is valued at $1 million, according to bid and contract documents.

Linda Alvarado, president of Alvarado Construction, will be the lead contact working with the DNCC, officials said. Her company has worked on several well-known Denver projects, including INVESCO Field at Mile High, the Colorado Convention Center and its companion Hyatt Hotel.

The DNCC pointed out in its announcement that "As a co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, Alvarado made history as the first Hispanic American owner of a major league baseball franchise."

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