Houston, TX United States | 2011
The City of Arcadia was created by an act of the Florida Legislature in 1886 and Arcadia is located slightly northwest of the center of Desoto County, 50 miles from Bartow and 64 miles from Okeechobee. It is also an hour away from Fort Myers. Arcadia, Florida had an estimated population of 799 in the early 1900's and now has an estimated population of 7,741. Oak Street is the "Main Street" in Arcadia. The city was devastated by a large-scale fire that originated from a mid-town livery stable on Thanksgiving Day in 1905 and destroyed/rebuilt again by Hurricane Charley on August 13, 2004. On October 27, 2009, President Barack Obama visited Arcadia, becoming the first president to do so. Arcadia is known for its three rodeos and is managed by the local rodeo association.
Hot-dip galvanizing was specified for this project due to the long-lasting protection zinc offers compared to paints that would fade or deteriorate.
The $7 million Mosiac Arena is featuring 8,000 seats (1,600 more than the historical arena), 40 stalls in two barns, expanded concessions, and 4 new VIP areas that will provide attending dignitaries, and donor's incentives to participate.
Supported by a combination of sales tax revenue and financing from bonds, and Arcadia All-Florida Rodeo Arena general contractor selected one of the galvanizer's customers to subcontract the ironworks. Southern Bleacher Company, located 100 miles northeast of the Crowley facility was awarded the 200-ton steel project spanning the course of 12 months. The galvanizer was the hot-dip galvanizer chosen to protect the investment, structure, growth, and spirit of the Arcadia community.
Building & Architecture
Recreation & Entertainment
Arcadia, FL United States
Aesthetics, Corrosion Performance, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
Stringers, Press Boxes, Angles frames, and Rail Risers
Southern Bleacher Co.
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