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    Erie Insurance Arena Renovations to Include Dant Clayton Hybrid Precast Stadium System

    Jun 01, 2012
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    In the fall of 2013, Erie Insurance Arena (formerly Tullio Arena) will open its doors following a $42 million makeover. The two-year renovation project is updating many elements of the 30-year-old building, including replacing the seating and supporting structures, upgrading the exterior façade, widening the two main concourses, and adding a restaurant and new plaza with a natural outdoor amphitheatre.

    As the home for many municipal sports teams in Erie, PA, the arena serves numerous additional purposes, including trade shows, concerts, and other events. One of the upgrades chosen by the project team is the replacement of the lower level gymnasium-style bleachers with a more permanent concrete riser system.

    Working with Turner Construction, PJ Dick, and Sink Combs Dethlef, Dant Clayton helped to develop a solution to the lower seating replacement by using our new Hybrid Precast Stadium System.

    This choice allowed for the new, permanent seating structure to be constructed without costly foundation repairs, while also solving the issue of creating a concrete riser system in an existing building. Not only does the Hybrid Precast Stadium System allow for quicker and easier construction in the constrained renovation, it also weighs and costs less than other concrete alternatives.

    Currently in the later stages of detailed engineering and design, Dant Clayton will begin fabrication of the new system later in 2012, with construction taking place in Spring of 2013.