Mortenson Construction Awarded New Sports Facility Work at Penn State
September 21, 2011
Minneapolis, MN – Mortenson Construction has been awarded its second project with The Pennsylvania State University with the $5 million upgrade of the Artificial Turf Field, home of the men and women's lacrosse teams. Penn State awarded Mortenson’s Sports Group the construction of its new $89 million Pegula Ice Arena earlier this year.
Work on the Field upgrade gets underway this month on the University Park campus in Pennsylvania. The scope of work includes excavating and lowering the existing natural grass turf field, addition of a new artificial turf field, sports lighting, sound system, scoreboard, fencing, playing field accessories and netting. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2011.
In addition to the Artificial Turf Field, Mortenson also is building the new Pegula Ice Arena on campus, the new 6,000 seat future home of division one ice hockey. Construction begins in the late winter of 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in the late summer of 2013.
“Mortenson is excited to receive this new work from Penn State and continue to build our partnership with the University and Athletics Department,” said Derek Cunz, vice president of Mortenson’s Sports Group. “Penn State has a rich tradition as one of America’s Big Ten Conference college teams, and we look forward to delivering this significant facility for such a recognizable and awarded program.”
Mortenson is currently ranked as the second largest sports contractor by Engineering News-Record, and has built many of the leading sports facilities around the U.S., including Target Field, Minneapolis; Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul; Target Center, Minneapolis; TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis; KFC Yum! Center, Louisville; FedExForum, Memphis; Coors Field, Denver; Pepsi Center, Denver; Sprint Center, Kansas City; ShoWare Center, Kent, Wash.; Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis; Camelback Ranch Spring Training Facility, Glendale, Ariz.; Amsoil Arena, Duluth; and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, Ariz.