This project consisted of demolition of the existing stadium structure, running track and stadium lighting system and construction of a new 10,000 seat stadium, artificial football playing surface, running track, stadium lighting, and scoreboard. It also included the reconfiguration of all track and field events, the practice football field, competition soccer field and recreational fields.
A new lighting system was also installed for venues. The main grandstand structure will be built-out below the seating to include locker rooms, concession stands, restrooms, and a training room. A tower on the west side of the grandstand includes the entrance, hospitality suites and a press box. The new main scoreboard included play clocks, video, speaker array, many data connections and its equipment room is located in the press box. In addition to this, IMEG provided services in relocating a scoreboard to the soccer field.
The HVAC system was designed for zone control of the restrooms. With stadium restrooms located on both the north and south end of the bleachers, the ventilation system was designed so the users could zone off whichever restroom group was not needed. This design prevented the users from exhausting restrooms that were not being used during off season times or for smaller events.
The locker rooms can be used as a media center for big events, such as state track meets. These spaces included A/C which could be switched on/off when occupied as a media center or locker room respectively. A 30% ethylene glycol mixture was used in both heating and cooling water due to the pipes being routed below the bleachers which are exposed to outside air conditions. A life cycle analysis was performed to compare steam and natural gas for heating with natural gas being more cost effective over a 50 year period.
La Cross, WI
Mechanical, Electrical, Audio/Visual, Architecture Lighting