Applause fills the air at many of the well-known entertainment and sports event centers on Kiewit’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, Neb. — to Safeco Stadium in Seattle, Wash., our noteworthy projects showcase a broad spectrum of one-of-a-kind stadiums, museums and complexes across the country.
The Homestead Motorsports Complex consists of a 1.5-mile quad oval track, 2.2-mile infield road course track and five infield building structures. The $31 million project was built on a 350-acre site and was completed in time for the inaugural NASCAR race in November 1995.
The Lorikeet Adventure and the Avian Propagation Center 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 Hubbard Gorilla Valley Complex is a world-class, state-of-the-art primate breeding and exhibit facility completed in April 2004. The existing facility, built in 1966, was too small to meet the needs of animals and curators. The new facility enhances the zoo's reputation in gorilla conservation by expanding the gorilla population and providing areas for reproductive research and health programs.
Two contracts totaling more than $30 million for the electrical work were completed at Gillette Stadium, home to New England Patriots football and New England Revolution soccer teams. The main scope of work involved constructing the power, lighting, voice and data systems, as well as the aboveground electrical infrastructure for this $325 million, 68,000-seat stadium. The most distinct part of the project was the lighting control system, which automatically controls all stadium lighting through the facility’s command center.
Creighton University is the only university in the nation with a soccer-only stadium. In August 2002, the $12 million project was initiated and became part of Creighton University's master plan to expand its campus infrastructure. Early involvement and collaboration among the entire project team resulted in cost and schedule savings. The stadium was completed November 2004 - just in time for the Creighton Bluejays to host the Missouri Valley Conference championship tournament.
In June 1996, a Kiewit joint venture was awarded a $350 million contract for the $571 million, 47,000-seat Safeco Field – home of major league baseball's Seattle Mariners. This 37-month project involved constructing the 11,000-ton retractable roof, more than 1,000 parking spaces, and additional site work.
Positioned comfortably in a historic section of South Omaha, the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a $29 million facility which includes a fitness center, a gymnasium and aquatic, education and family services centers. The six-city-block facility employs more than 40 full-time, year-round employees and more than 40 part-time employees.