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Super Bowl LI spotlight: 4 stadiums built with PlanGrid

Super Bowl LI spotlight: 4 stadiums built with PlanGrid

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. Let’s take a look at just some of the epic sporting arenas that were built with PlanGrid.

A stadium is the epicenter of any metropolitan area. It’s a place of dense occupancies, history-making moments, and a continuous effort of coordination before, during, and after construction.

Stadiums host international sporting events — it’s a known fact that once an arena reaches final completion, it will most likely entertain a Super Bowl or national championship within two years. Take the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium as an example: they implemented some of the most cutting-edge arena technology, making it the perfect Super Bowl venue. PlanGrid was proud to be the mobile construction technology used on that project, and we even won a BICB award for our successful contribution to technology innovation.

As a construction professional, working on a stadium is a privilege, no matter which discipline you’re representing.

Architects aspire to design landmarks that awe occupants for decades, while contractors battle for the multi-million dollar project bid. Developers count every penny, while cities make sure builders meet codes, and the structure compliments the urban fabric.

With hundreds of people building for years at a time, arena jobsites often end up in chaos, especially when you end up with a pile of paper the size of Mount Kilimanjaro. Conversations around phasing, scheduling, and economic strategy are frequent. Emails often slip through the cracks.

Fortunately, PlanGrid calms the chaos by providing real-time updates to everyone on the project — wherever (or whoever) they are — making it the perfect platform for arena projects, all while reducing rework, change orders, and litigation.

PlanGrid has been used on many of the country’s latest state-of-the-art stadium projects. Here’s just four that were #BuiltWithPlanGrid:

Levi’s Stadium: Santa Clara, CA

Levi’s Stadium (image via SFGate)

Levi’s Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers, and features 165 luxury suites, 9,000 club seats, an open pedestrian plazas, community space, a 49ers team store, and a 49ers Hall of Fame. Super Bowl 50 was hosted here. Turner Construction, DevCon, and Cupertino Electric all used PlanGrid.

US Bank Stadium: Minneapolis, MN

US Bank Stadium (image via MPR News)

US Bank Stadium is a fixed-roof stadium in downtown Minneapolis on the site of the demolished Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The stadium is home to the Minnesota Vikings. Construction began in December 2013, and the arena opened in July 2016. Wells Concrete used PlanGrid.

Sacramento Kings Arena: Sacramento, CA

Artists rendering of the Sacramento Kings Arena (image via Wired)

This project encompasses four city blocks, right in the heart of downtown, and will be a major catalyst for development in the surrounding area and in the entire region. The arena includes up to 1.5 million square feet of additional development, including 475,000 square feet of office space, 350,000 square feet of retail, a 250-room hotel, and up to 500,000 square feet for residential units. Turner Construction used PlanGrid on this project.

T-Mobile Arena: Las Vegas, NV

T-Mobile Arena (image via T-Mobile Arena)

T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas’ first purpose-built arena. It will be host to several mixed martial arts/boxing events, concerts, award shows, college basketball and hockey tournaments, among other events. Constructed by Hunt Construction and Penta Building Group.

Happy Super Bowl, everyone!

Author: Ross Wagner, Lead Consultant, PlanGrid

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