Arena Auditorium and Athletic Facilities Renovations – University of Wyoming

Arena Auditorium and Athletic Facilities Renovations – University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 2016

Project Description

Upgrades to Arena Auditorium focused on two critical areas: fan amenities in the seating bowl and student-athlete enhancements and support spaces. The project included expanding the existing arena floor to accommodate multiple practice courts and provisions for floor-level ADA access. The seating has been brought closer to the sidelines with retractable platforms and floor chairs for a more intimate fan environment. This includes enhanced seating zones with deep rows and wide, padded chairs. Two 40-foot-long videoboards, a new sound system and LED sports lighting create a dynamic arena environment.

The men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms received a complete remodel, incorporating space for team gathering, student-athlete study and coaching instruction. Both locker room environments have direct access to additional renovated support spaces, including larger team/media areas, a film room, sports medicine facilities, and strength and conditioning areas.

Also included in the interior improvements for athletic spaces were upgrades to the wrestling locker area and football coaches’ offices. New, dedicated lounge and cardio spaces transform the existing wrestling locker room into a key recruiting tool and provide student-athletes with ample lounge and study space.

Project Details

Architect: By Architectural Means
Construction Cost: $10.9 million
Occupancy: November 2014

Contractor: Haseldon

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Hussey Seating Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gared Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: ANC Sports Enterprises LLC

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Marazzi Tile

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Unique Wood Workings

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.

Training Facilities - Hydrotherapy Tanks: Grimm Scientific

Visitors Lockers: Penco Products Inc.

Architect Of Record

By Architectural Means
Cheyenne, WY

Design Architect

Sink Combs Dethlefs
Denver, CO