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.


ASM Global, a venue management and services company, and Port San Antonio have announced the initial timeline for the construction of a $60 million facility. The 130,000-sq.-ft. complex includes a 2,500-seat, multi-purpose technology arena that will have an emphasis on eSports.

Extreme Sandbox will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in Sachse, Texas, inside The Station mixed-use district. The grand opening celebration will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2020, at 2837 Pleasant Valley Road.

Construction on the $1.2 billion UMUSIC Broadwater hotel complex in Biloxi, Miss. – the first of Universal Music Group's recently announced "music-based experiential hotel properties" – will commence next year and will be completed in 2023.

At Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., the evidence that the New York Islanders' new $1 billion arena is taking shape is everywhere. A brick-and-tile facade is attached to most of the structure's exterior. Steel beams are in place across the top to hold UBS Arena's roof, targeted to be placed in December.

A plan for a surf park and entertainment center at the Virginia Beach oceanfront is forging ahead where others have failed, and the project is inching closer to construction. Venture Realty Group, which is working with music icon and Virginia Beach native son Pharrell Williams, has steadily passed muster with the city in its quest to build Atlantic Park, a $325 million mixed-use project on the former dome site.

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.