Sports & Entertainment

Whether it's college football, March Madness, major league baseball or a major entertainment complex, Construction Equipment Guide's, Sports & Entertainment section covers it all. No matter what the season, our sports &entertainment stories will help you cheer your favorite teams on as they undergo stadium construction and arenas get demolished, reimagined and rebuilt in time for game day.


It was certainly a great moment for the fans of FC Metz when the enormous steel structures, weighing up to 266 tons, of the new south stand in the club's stadium were lifted and assembled. A job that the construction company responsible, Demathieu Bard, together with Costantini, entrusted to Martifer the manufacturer of the structure.

In the center of downtown Detroit, Michigan USA, a retired hockey arena stood in the way of the development of a section of land on the Detroit River at the border of the USA and Canada. To help facilitate the demolition of this arena, Mammoet was contracted to lower the main roof truss of the Joe Louis Arena.

Colby Howard, the driver of the #15 car, is sponsored by Ironpeddlers and SANY. As NASCAR returns to the track in Charlotte, N.C., SANY America will be there with dealer partner Ironpeddlers as co-sponsors of driver Colby Howard and car #15 as part of the J.D.

An artist in Norman, Okla., Jocelyn Russell, was commissioned to create a 3,800 lb. bronze statue of Secretariat racing with its famed jockey, Ron Turcotte. Wilhite Crane & Rigging of Lexington lifted the Secretariat statue in late fall 2019. The statue was lifted with its Link-Belt 60-ton HTC-8660 Series II.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has opened Circuit Zandvoort near Amsterdam, the venue for this year's Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix. Earlier this year, Mammoet was selected as an official event supplier for the race.

Classic Turf Company completed a major reconstruction project on the courts of Carter Field at Northeastern University. Using post tension concrete foundations, Classic Turf Company replaced asphalt courts that were more than 20 years old. Upon completion of the project, the University was presented with one of the Distinguished Tennis Facilities of the Year awards from the American Sports Builders Association.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103, and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) of Greater Boston have officially entered into a new sports marketing partnership with the Boston Bruins. Now, while cheering on the Bruins at a TD Garden home game, fans will notice something new: IBEW Local 103 and NECA contractors' names written on the ice.

A $50 million redevelopment project is currently under way at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The result will be new attractions and enhanced amenities for fans, sponsor teams and stakeholders at the world-famous racetrack's infield. Known as "Transformation — The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project by Graybar," the project has consisted of two phases.

Manitou North America strengthens a 30 year partnership with Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., with the delivery of new Manitou and Gehl equipment. "We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Road America," said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America and regional vice president of sales and marketing of Manitou Group.

Vulcan Materials Company is hosting the "Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run National Series" in locations across the United States. Routes include access to working quarries and take runners down paths with an average grade of 10 percent, past granite cliffs to the quarry floor.

Golf fans in attendance of the PGA's annual John Deere Classic have lately grown accustomed to seeing some of the sport's most unique and user-friendly displays situated between the tee boxes and rolling greens of TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.