Amway Center transforms to host three events in 24-hours

Showcasing its ability to host multiple events back-to-back, the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, has released a time-lapse video of how its operations flip the venue to stage basketball, ice hockey and a concert in under two days.

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Watch construction of the Super Bowl halftime show

Though singer Justin Timberlake’s performance divided opinion, it’s hard to dispute the impressiveness of the setup for Super Bowl LII’s halftime show last weekend (Feb 4). Watch crews at US Bank Stadium rig up the massive stage area in a matter of minutes in this video from The Post Game.

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Dallas Cowboys sign 10-year turf deal with Hellas Construction

The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys has announced it will continue playing on artificial turf supplied by Hellas Construction at the AT&T Stadium for the next 10 years.

Having supplied the Cowboys’ home stadium with its turf for the past 10 years, the contract has been renewed for Hellas to provide a synthetic surface, including its Matrix SoftTop Convertible Turf System, which can be customized for each sporting event or removed entirely.

The removable turf system, which is currently used by the team, was specifically designed for the Cowboys and features 41 interchangeable panels to allow the stadium organizers to transform the field in 24-40 hours. This enables the AT&T Stadium to host non-sporting events such as concerts, Supercross and wrestling at the 105,000 capacity Arlington, Texas, venue without disruption.

“Because of the number and variety of concerts, games and events that take place at the stadium, a regular turf system wouldn’t work. We designed one specifically for them,” said Hella president Reed J Seaton.

The US$1.3bn AT&T Stadium was designed by HKS architects and opened in 2009. It still holds the title for the largest-capacity stadium with a retractable roof. It served as the host of Super Bowl XLV in 2011.

December 6, 2017

Written by James Billington


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