We’re no strangers to stadiums here in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. In fact, there have been quite a few built in recent years, including TCF Bank Stadium (2009), CHS Field (2015), U.S. Bank Stadium (2016), and the most recent: the yet to be completed Allianz Field, which is set to be the home of the Minnesota United of the MLS.
Without a doubt, stadiums are heavy construction projects that require precision throughout the entire build process. Timber mats are helping to make these massive structures possible, and they’re particularly useful in the following situations:
CRANE STABILIZATION & SUPPORT
When the ground level is uneven and cranes must lift heavy loads, they can be prone to tipping over. By setting cranes atop timber/crane mats, crews are not only able to ensure safety but also help the project move along more efficiently without fewer hurdles along the way.
MOVING HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Stadium sites cover large areas, making it necessary to transport heavy construction equipment long distances. In some instances, the same construction equipment that is used on the stadium’s exterior will need to be transported to the interior space. Using stadium construction mats makes moving such equipment easier, keeps it from tipping over and protects your crews.
Crane mats have not only been deployed during the initial construction process but also during stadium expansions and renovations. In fact, industry mats are known to have been used at stadium construction sites including Soldier Field (Chicago), BMO Field (Toronto), AT&T Stadium (Dallas), and many others.
Have a stadium construction project you need help with? Learn more about how timber mats for stadium construction can help the process by contacting Viking Mat Companytoday.