The project schedule was beyond critical, as the project needed to be complete and ready for the season to start. As soon as the football season was over, the south half of the field was ripped out; the north half of the field was still being used by the team’s kickers to practice for the upcoming Bowl game. Working closely with JP Cullen, the Wells team immediately began installation on the stadia risers for the new seating once the demolition was complete.
Prefabricated concrete components were chosen on this project due to the durability it provides. Stadiums are constantly subject to movement and shaking from the thousands of spectators. Additionally, the stands need to be durable enough to withstand the harsh Wisconsin winters. The design of the renovation considered wind speeds, seismic movement and snow loads.