Our Stadium Partner, SPS Technology, is a pre-fabricated, modular solutions construction company for building and renovating Stadiums, Arenas and Theaters. Venue owners and architects need look no further than SPS Technology’s Sandwich Plate System (SPS) for construction of stadium decking systems, terraces, grandstands, platforms and other components for their Stadium + Arena needs.
Project Type: Terraces (bleachers) &
Whitney Stadium Renovation
Location: Newark, Delaware
SPS terrace (bleacher) units were used to re-profile the existing stands of the University’s nearly 50 year old stadium, using SPS’ innovative system of ‘overdecking’ the existing precast concrete rakers with newly designed and prefabricated modular bleacher stool sets. The rapid erection cycle saw 60-80 bleachers installed in a working day, at the rate of roughly 5-8 minutes per bleacher. Included in the project were 3,625 seats including wheelchair spaces, as well as prefabricated ADA platforms.
Project Type: Multi-purpose indoor coliseum renovation Location: Abilene, Texas
Working as an official SPS installer, the Sandwich Plate System bleacher system was specified for this coliseum renovation at Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum. Moody Coliseum is a multi-purpose indoor arena with a current capacity of 4,600 seats. The stadium hosts sports games, special events, including graduations, chapel services and concerts. Prefabricated SPS arena deck system was chosen to re-profile the existing concrete, transforming the facility and saving considerable time and money. The regeneration project will result in upgraded sightlines and an improved 21st century spectator experience. With factory prefabrication, SPS is greatly improving the ease and speed of the on-site installations.
Type of Project: Terraces (bleachers) &
Location: Flushing Meadows, NY
The 2016 US Open Tennis Championship marked the formal opening of the USTA’s new grandstand stadium at Flushing Meadow’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
“The SPS stadia system is one of the most accurate stadia systems we have worked with. The design build process helped coordinate the accuracy of structural steel and eliminated unforeseen conditions. The engineers at SPS helped to coordinate and resolve complex expansion joint issues which were a huge concern for our unstable site. The SPS system helped to complete a complex, 16 sided stadium in an extremely limited amount of time. As designers of sport venues, we especially appreciate the look of the finished system from below and above. The finish on the system is beautiful.”
Type of Project: Terraces (bleachers) & walls
New build stadium
Location: San Jose, California
Built in 2013-2014, the 18,000 seat facility boasts many new innovative design solutions and fan features including the longest bar in MLS. Access and egress are fast and safe. The SPS stadium stands have weathered the test of time looking ‘new’ at every event unlike those areas where concrete was selected for the corner gathering platforms.
The project was awarded the Tekla Award in its BIM category in 2014 for the steel framing by Steel Systems Engineering, Inc. The SPS terraces and vomitory walls were part of this coordinated effort, with all construction information coming directly from the BIM model, helping to minimise the workload.