In most cities, baseball fans only dream of a stadium where they can be closer to home plate than the pitcher. But in Cleveland's new Gateway complex, several hundred lucky fans have that opportunity at every Indians home baseball game. In addition to the baseball stadium, the $362 million Gateway complex features a 21,000-seat indoor arena for the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team and two multilevel, above ground parking structures serving both the stadium and arena. An underground service facility also connects both the stadium and the arena. Construction at Gateway began in January 1992 and peaked in October 1993 when 1,500 workers were employed on the site. All told, Gateway used about 150,000 cubic yards of concrete and incorporated over 11,000 precast pieces. Because the stadium's playing surface is 20 feet below street level, extensive foundations and wall forming were required. One of the most interesting concrete features of the baseball stadium is a hydrostatic slab constructed beneath the dugouts because the floors are 5 feet below the water table. The 5-foot-thick slab is 60 feet wide by 600 feet long.