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Published March 21, 2022

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Worth The Price of Admission

Featuring: The Collective, Structurflex, Gage Brothers, Alamco Wood Products, SageGlass, PFEIFER Structures, Bendheim, STI Firestop, and AJ Brown Imaging.


It doesn’t really matter what ball (or puck) is being passed around, none of them were dropped on these ten sports + entertainment projects across the nation. From this year’s Super Bowl to nosebleed views of Lake Michigan, consider these your box seats for the best stadium and arena design on Mortarr.


Company: The Collective

Project: Chase Center, San Francisco, California


Details: The Collective, alongside Gensler, the Warriors, CAA Icon, and other trades, furnished the 580,000 square foot venue in San Francisco. The Collective managed approximately 20,000 pieces of furniture in the new stadium.

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Company: Structurflex

Project: Daily’s Place Amphitheater and Flex Field, Jacksonville, Florida


Details: Structurflex designs, engineers, fabricates and builds coated PES, PTFE and ETFE tensile membrane tensile structures and tensile facades for customers throughout the world, including the amphitheater and flex field at Daily’s Place.

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Company: Gage Brothers

Project: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Details: Gage Brothers manufactured the four architectural wind shear stair towers, 12,000-seat bowl, and the polished grand staircase for Sioux Falls’ PREMIER Center. It is the largest multipurpose venue from Minneapolis to Denver and the new home of the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) and the Sioux Falls Storm (IFL).

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Company: Alamco Wood Products

Project: Horse Riding Arena


Details: These tutor arches are 100' clear span. Southern Yellow Pine beams and T&G decking was used in this beautiful Horse Riding Arena, by Alamco Wood Products.

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Company: SageGlass

Project: TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota


Details: TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota is the official practice facility for the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. SageGlass proved to be the ideal solution for maintaining ice conditions and maximizing the view of downtown Saint Paul while also blocking glare and heat gain.

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Company: PFEIFER Structures

Project: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California


Details: SoFi Stadium, the breathtaking new home to two NFL franchises, set out from the beginning to become the standard by which all stadiums will be compared. PFEIFER Structures was contracted in a design-assist role with the project consultants in developing a technically and commercially viable cable net roof structure and ETFE cladding system, as well as overall project budget, schedule, and coordinated logistics plan.

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Company: PFEIFER Structures

Project: Allianz Field, Saint Paul, Minnesota


Details: Allianz Field is a 19,400-seat capacity soccer stadium built in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for Minnesota United FC, the city’s Major League Soccer club. PFEIFER’s scope of work on the stadium involved the fabrication and installation of the 93,540 square foot tensile membrane façade.

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Company: Bendheim and Gage Brothers

Product: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa


Details: The University of Iowa’s rebuilt north end zone grandstand at Kinnick Stadium pays homage to the past.


Bendheim’s fast-track custom glass facade – a mix of true rainscreen and open ventilated cladding – wraps the stadium’s revamped and expanded North End Zone. It spans 655 feet, incorporating over 14,000 sq. ft. of decorative tempered-laminated glass, installed in our vertically-and-horizontally-shingled cladding system.

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Gage Brothers replaced the existing general admission seating bowl in the north end zone with upper and lower general admission seating bowls, two concourses, and a premium club level.

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Company: STI Firestop

Project: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina


Details: For the past 25 years, Specified Technologies Inc. has worked closely with the construction industry to create simple solutions to complex firestopping problems. STI supplied Bank of America Stadium with over 1,300 UL® Certified systems.

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Company: AJ Brown Imaging

Project: Ryan Field House, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


Details: The 96,000-square-foot Ryan Fieldhouse rests on the shore of Lake Michigan with sweeping views of the lake and the Chicago skyline through 45-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling windows. A full-sized athletic field and 87-foot ceilings provide the university's football and Olympic sports teams with an impressive indoor practice and competition venue.

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