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 Creighton Prep Heider Center includes a three-court gymnasium that seats 2,200 students. It also has a 2,500-square-foot weight room facility, three state-of-the-art technology classrooms and a baseball stadium with concourse, concrete seating areas, a press box and maintenance facility.
Creighton University wanted a facility as top-notch as its soccer program. The $12 million project was initiated and became part of Creighton University’s master plan to expand its campus infrastructure. The stadium was completed November 2004.
The Lorikeet Adventure and the Avian Propagation Center, built by Kiewit, was a $6 million project for the Denver Zoo. The Lorikeet Adventure has a 3,500-square-foot open-air walkthrough aviary to see the lorikeets up close and the Avian Propagation Center is one of the largest of its kind in the country to date.
The new Hubbard Gorilla Valley Complex enhances the zoo’s reputation in gorilla conservation by expanding the gorilla population and providing areas for reproductive research and health programs. Kiewit Construction Company ensured every piece of the caging partitions and hardware were field measured and custom fabricated to fit the concrete openings and exposed piping.
The Pacific Aviation Museum is one of the country’s leading aviation museums and the only one dedicated to the freedom of the Pacific. Built by Kiewit Building Group Inc., the 42,000-square-foot museum has fighter planes, a food court, gift shop, theatre and a simulated flight game for all ages.
Positioned comfortably in a historic section of South Omaha, the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is expected to draw an average of 650 people per day. Kiewit Building Group Inc. is constructing this $29 million facility. Some of the features will include a fitness center, a gymnasium and aquatic, education and family services centers.