Project Experience of Scott Kevin Jones
Coyotes Arena - Glendale, AZ
Architect: HOK Sport, Venue, & Event
Structural Engineer: Martin & Harper
MEP Engineer: Syska Hennessy Group
Builder: Perini West
Opening Game - January 2004
We considered it "Arizona Deco" style.
The sunset shots are stunning on the west side of Phoenix.
The club lounge bar, where the fancy finishes are concentrated:
The entry to the team store:
More Arizona Deco styling on the building name signaeg and supports:
Setup for a concert, with rigging members going up over centerstage configuration.
Access to the club and upper concourse is via escalators.
Two levels of suites overlook the Main Concourse from balconies.
This was one of the first facilities with the integral sign board in pace of the upturned beam at the front of the suite seating tubs. In the photo below this is the red and white horizontal bands of light, which display custom graphic content, animation, and advertisements throughout the game.
And cleaning up afterward.
Below is a good picture of the ice from the endzone. There's something wonderful and calming about watching Zamboni's resurface the ice.
One uncommon feature of the Glendale Arena is that the scoreboard is hoisted up between the high roof trusses to tuck it up and out of the way for center stage concert events. In the picture below you can see the catwalk above has a large square opening and the support cables are slung from the top chord.
Below is the design team. Our project manager, Jack Boyle, is the bearded gentleman on the back left. I am in the white shirt behind him and slightly to the right. Our lead architect, Brent Roberts is the dashing red headed fellow in the middle of the back row.
A "victory lap" for all of us after the project...
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