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.


With the NASCAR Cup Playoff Series under way, Mack Trucks, the "Official Hauler of NASCAR," is offering its customers and dealers exclusive live online sessions through the Mack NASCAR Virtual Experience for an up-close understanding of life in the playoffs.

To tame a jungle, sometimes you have to send in a bigger beast. This idea was reinforced recently at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a new geodesic dome was installed over its RainForest habitat. Initial plans called for the dome to be set in four sections and then joined together over the habitat.

Philadelphia's professional basketball franchise is exploring the idea of building a basketball arena at Penn's Landing after its current lease deal expires at the Wells Fargo Center. The NBA's 76ers confirmed Aug. 26 to the Philadelphia Business Journal that the team is studying the idea of building a basketball arena at Penn's Landing, but any such plans wouldn't happen any time soon.

Steiner Studios, a New York City-based film and TV production studio, has partnered with Dattner Architects in Manhattan to complete a new 500,000-sq.-ft. productions studio at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The new facility will arrive as Steiner Studios' second Brooklyn outpost and its first in the "Made in New York Campus," which is expected to open in 2021.

Construction on the new $130 million events venue/arena for the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (RPCC), future home of the Monument in Rapid City, S.D., began last November when crews from Mortenson Construction and its local partner, Scull Construction Services Inc., started work on the 225,960-sq.-ft.

Savannah, Ga., city officials have capped construction costs on a new city arena at $147.6 million, clearing the way to move forward with issuing more construction contracts. News outlets report the Savannah City Council approved the price cap on Aug.

Apparently, aerial work platforms, or man lifts, can be used for other things besides...well...work. As crazed motorcycle racing fans in Poland recently showed, you also can use them to become socially distant from other outdoor spectators during the COVID-19 pandemic, at the same time seeing the action from a better vantage point.

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.