Stadiums

The Crestron installation is a cohesive lighting automation system that allows stadium management to easily upgrade lighting preferences and closely monitor and control energy expenditures for Lambeau Field.

Lambeau Leaps for Integrated Lighting Solution

Using disparate lighting control systems, Lambeau Field sought a solution from one single lighting platform. In operation since 1957, Lambeau Field is one of the most legendary and long-standing sporting venues in the United States. The stadium underwent a significant renovation in 2001 and has added several upgrades and expansions since then. As a result of these two decades of changes, there were over 12 disparate lighting control systems from different manufacturers that were not fully integrated. This sparked the search for a single technology provider that could unify and standardize solutions into one ecosystem.

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Globe Life Field

Travertine Finish on a Ball Park? Look Closely

The Texas Ranger’s new facility, Globe Life Field in Arlington, features two really cool aspects to its precast walls. First is aesthetics. The process to “distress” the walls and create a travertine-like appearance/an ability to create “blocks” of the distressed walls in a pattern that the architect deemed “consistently inconsistent.”Second is performance. Its retractable roof means that baseball will be played under a roof on very hot summer days, so the exterior walls needed to have insulating ability. The CarbonCast walls from Altus feature a core of XPS continuous insulation to reduce energy consumption. Carbon fiber grid wythe connectors are us

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Yankee Stadium Bronx, New York City

Doors Offer Enhancements to Yankee Stadium

In 2006, construction started on a new $2.3 billion stadium adjacent to the historic Bronx ballpark, which closed in 2008, giving way to the new stadium at the startof the 2009 season, and ultimately renovations in 2017. Any of the Yankees’ legends, including Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle, would be thrilled to step into the batter’s box at the new park, which underwent numerous enhancements during the months leading up to the 2017 season.

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Finishes Adorn Stunning Western Archrib Glulam Pieces on World-Class Track & Field Facility

High-performance wood protection manufacturer, Sansin, along with glulam fabricator Western Archrib, recently showcased their work on the stunning track and field facility, Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The open and airy structure, re-envisioned by SRG Partnership, showcases Oregon history, culture and forest products. To that end, more than 462 Douglas Fir glulam structural wood pieces, protected with Sansin’s low-VOC architectural finishes, were used to create 77 unique curves, each containing six pieces of curved wood. There were over one million linear feet of Douglas Fir lumber used in all the glulam pieces – equating to 830.5 laps around a 400-meter t

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Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

Iconic Baseball Stadium Fountain Gets New Life

Kauffman Stadium’s fountains feature an upgraded stainless steel automatic control valves, which modulate, open and close for reliable and trouble-free operation, providing an eye-catching display of vibrant colors for spectators. Kauffman Stadium is home to two-time World Series winning KC Royals—a central division Major League Baseball team founded in 1969. The park’s best-known feature is the “Water Spectacular”—a massive fountain and waterfall display behind the right field fence. Built in the 1990s, the fountain is now a focal point for ballpark fans. The original control valves became completely rusted due to continuous submersion and needed replacem

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A Whole New Way to Hook New Horns

The 2017 renovation of the University of Texas (UT) locker rooms, as envisioned by Gensler, started with a cathartic dismantling of the existing facility. For Coach Tom Herman, the project was about creating the right environment for success. “From recruiting, to player comfort and motivation, to game day intensity, the lighting controls help set the right tone at the right time,” says Herman.Every aspect of the renovation was designed to make UT facilities reflect the university’s commitment to continued excellence. Lighting plays a major role throughout the space. In a design unique to the Longhorn program, each locker glows orange. Cove lighting throughout the space is f

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Chase Center, San Francisco, Calif.

Chase Center Specifies Sustainable Restroom Products as Part of State-of-the-Art Design

Located in one of the most drought-stricken regions of the country, water-efficient, sustainable fixtures were chosen for sustainable measures, and to enhance the fan experience. Officially opened on Sept. 6, 2019, the new state-of-the-art venue is a sports and entertainment hub and a beacon for the entire Bay Area. Home to one the six-time nba Champion Golden State Warriors, the arena hosts concerts and events and will boast a booming culinary and retail presence.

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M&T Bank Stadium

Etched on a Raven's Wing

With metal mesh panels etched with a signature raven’s wing, Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium went for the gold—LEED Gold that is. The mesh, manufactured by Cambridge Architectural, helped M&T Bank Stadium become the first outdoor professional sports facility in the U.S. to earn the sought-after certification. The 32 stainless mesh panels provide airflow, comfort from the elements and views of downtown for guests accessing the stadium’s upper levels via pedestrian ramps and stadium escalators. The etching process darkened the polished stainless steel with a matte finish—in the shape of a raven’s wing, of course. 

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Safety and Better Views at a Sports Arena

Detroit’s Little Caesar Arena features glass and aluminum rails to provide spectator safety, and give them optimum views from higher seating arrangements.  Giving new meaning to the term “upper level,” Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena features a unique gondola-style seating area that is suspended high above the playing area. This exceptional arrangement would not be possible, nor useful, without several hundred feet of strong, secure glass Track Rail provided by Trex Commercial Products.Home to the NHL’s Red Wings and NBA’s Pistons, Little Caesars Arena is located in The District Detroit and is designed to be one of the most intimate venues in both hock

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Soccer Stadium Boasts 'Lion Pride'

“Our new facility truly reflects the energy and intensity of the growing soccer market here in the United States,” says Orlando City Soccer Club CEO Alex Leitao. “From the start, Populous understood we were designing for soccer first, everything else came second. As a result, we’re extremely proud of the new home they have helped us create for the Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride.”The new Orlando City Stadium wanted to show off its “Lion Nation Pride” as it installed custom perforated panels with the trademark lion symbol of the Orlando City Soccer Club Orlando Pride National Women’s Soccer League team. Opening for the 2017 season, the 290,000

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