A Stadium Sized Galvanizing Decision
Denver, CO United States | 2001
The new stadium complex is located near the West Ottawa High School North campus and provides an intimate athletics spectator experience with the capability to host multiple events simultaneously. As part of a $97.9 million bond issue, West Ottawa Public Schools was looking to create a unique stadium complex for West Michigan with premier facilities for each West Ottawa sport.
“High school football under the Friday night lights is amazing and when you can add in a place like this, it is a whole new ballgame. This is going to be one of the top places to play in all of the state of Michigan.”--West Ottawa Football Coach Pat Collins
Featuring two synthetic turf fields and both large and small venues, weather no longer affects the fields and interrupts the game. An 18x30-foot video board at the football field creates an exciting, professional game experience for players and fans alike, as does a central tunnel beneath the grandstands for the home team to enter the field to cheering fans. The north end zone of the football field has a dedicated section of bleachers for the band, and by removing a track from around the main field, fans are closer to the action for a more intimate spectator experience. Adding elevated fan experiences, such as a concourse level between the upper and lower sections of the home stands, bigger bleachers, and nicer concession stands and restrooms, establishes a venue for multiple sports and attracts the entire community to utilize the facility.
Hot-dip galvanizing was chosen for all of the steel on this project for its durability, longevity and corrosion protection abilities. The school district has spent the full budget amount in order to make this state of the art high school stadium happen. They did not want to have to worry about future maintenance hassles and costs down the road. When the design team suggested hot-dip galvanizing, it was an easy sell for both the owner and the construction team.
Recreation & Entertainment
Holland, MI United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost
2-Story stadium bleachers, concession stands, stadium fencing and handrails, LED video board
GMB Architecture + Engineering
V&S Detroit Galvanizing LLC
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