Grant Wedding has an idea what fans really want in a new ballpark, and it isn't necessarily gourmet dining and a concierge desk.
"You gotta have seats and you gotta have bathrooms," he said.
Wedding's specialty is the former. For almost a year, he has overseen the job of installing the roughly 48,000 seats at the new ballpark. At four holes drilled per seat, that's a mind- and drill-bit-bending total of nearly 200,000.
A former carpenter, Wedding worked with crews that replaced seats in a number of sports buildings. In the past five years, he won contracts to install seats at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee and the new Comiskey Park in Chicago before coming to Baltimore in May.