South Suburban Bleachers

Location: Centennial, CO
Contractor:Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect:Perkins+Will
Engineer:Martin/Martin
Owner:South Suburban Parks & Recreation

South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) is building a new recreation complex; the District’s newest facility in nearly twenty years. The 206,000- square-foot recreation complex will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums with Pickleball courts, three sheets of ice and District administration offices. SSPR is investing nearly $61 million in the project that will replace the 50-year-old South Suburban Ice Arena and the South Suburban Administration Offices.

The facility will also provide an opportunity for drop-in sports, including Pickleball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. There will be rental space for parties and meetings. SSPR expects more than 300,000 participants and spectators will visit the facility each year.

Wells Concrete engineered, produced and installed nearly 7,000 square feet of precast concrete bleachers, raker beams and walls for this project.  Because the pre-manufactured steel building was erected prior to our bleacher installation, Wells’ field planner Michael Clay, logistics team and field manager Chris Jones and its erection crew led by Boyd Clay worked with Winslow Crane Service Co. to bring their Link-Belt TCC-1100 telescopic boom crawler crane from out-of-state for this complicated under-structure erection.  Challenging all around (including a snowier and wetter than usual winter in Colorado) but another great team effort and project with Adolfson and Peterson.

The facility is expected to open to the public in December 2020.

For more information on this project, please contact Scott Maclay.