Sports and Entertainment Experience
Applause fills the air at many of the well-known entertainment and sports event centers on Kiewit’s Building Group’s resume. Unlike commercial office buildings, these projects require an intimate understanding of acoustics, lighting and spatial orientation. From our first art museum project in 1929 — the Joslyn Memorial Art Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska — to the recent Safeco Stadium in Seattle, Washington, our noteworthy projects showcase a broad spectrum of one-of-a-kind stadiums, museums and complexes across the country. We are eager to rally for your next entertainment or sports event center.
The Toyota Elephant Passage Exhibit at the Denver Zoo is the first LEED Platinum certified exhibit in the country. The exhibit features six expansive outdoor yards, three animal crossings, and more than 1.1 million gallons of water for the exhibit animals to enjoy.
Kiewit Building Group was selected as the construction manager to build the TD AMERITRADE Park, home for the NCAA Men’s College World Series for the next 25 years. The stadium will also play host to numerous sporting events and entertainment opportunities throughout the year, including Creighton baseball, outdoor concerts and special events.
Completed in October 2005 by Kiewit Construction Company, this award-winning, design-assist project features a unique exterior that allows natural light to filter in during the day. Located in downtown Omaha, the building includes a concert hall, recital hall, two lobbies, covered arrival plaza and outdoor performance area and event garden.
A Kiewit-led joint venture provided sitework, precast and cast-in-place concrete services for the new Cardinals Stadium, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, as well as the annual Fiesta Bowl, Super Bowl XLII and other events. Kiewit also built the 63,500-seat stadium’s unique rollout field that can be retracted from the stadium, allowing for rodeos and other events.
The 13-story-tall Desert Dome, the world's largest glazed geodesic dome, replicates environments of the Namib Desert in western Africa, the Great Sandy Desert in Australia and the Sonoran Desert in the southwestern United States. The $16.5 million project includes a sand waterfall, a 50-ft. mountain, canyons, a cactus forest, and desert flora and fauna.
In December 2000, Mass. Electric Construction Co. was selected to perform the electrical system work for the $325 million, 68,000-seat Gillette Stadium. With two contracts totaling over $30 million, the project involved constructing the stadium's power, lighting, voice and data systems, including above-ground electrical infrastructure.