Sports & Athletic Facilities

SPORTS & ATHLETIC FACILITIES

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

ARCO offers best-in-class design-build solutions for sports and athletic facilities nationwide.

ARCO National Construction is a premier, full-service design-build general contractor providing complete, turnkey design and construction solutions. With experience spanning project types, ARCO is expertly capable of providing the best, most cost-effective solutions for sports facilities and complexes.

ARCO’s proven design-build approach combines quality of design and construction, management of expense, and adherence to schedule into a single point of responsibility. We offer preliminary design at no cost to our customers to remove the risk of substantial upfront costs.

SUPERIOR INDUSTRY EXPERTISE
  • Sports Complexes
  • Field Houses
  • Natatoriums
  • Sports Entertainment Venues
  • Arenas & Event Centers
  • Training & Practice Facilities
  • Specialty Venues

FEATURED PROJECTS

Centene Community Ice Center

Principia Natatorium

Topgolf

Puttshack

Bud Dome

College Campus Fitness Center

Chicken N Pickle

Ladue Racquet Club

Home Run Dugout

ARCO has been a remarkable partner of these projects and more recent ones as well. Their personnel have been available at any time, day or night, to address our questions and concerns in addition to manning the jobsite early in the mornings and late into the evenings. ARCO truly does have Centre College's best interests at the top of their list. I would strongly recommend ARCO to anyone planning a construction project and look forward to teaming with them on future projects.
John E. Cuny, Vice President for Finance, Centre College

THE DESIGN-BUILD DIFFERENCE

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ZERO UPFRONT COST DURING CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT

ARCO’s expert proposal delivery method is based on zero-investment preliminary design, resulting in the best solutions at the lowest overall total project cost.
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EARLY FINANCIAL RISK TRANSFER

ARCO takes on the financial risk in a project’s earliest stages – as soon as our firm price proposal is accepted and a procurement letter of intent is executed. Pricing is locked in, and key materials are secured immediately.
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SUBSTANTIAL TIME & SCHEDULE SAVINGS

ARCO’s internal design services allow for design, buyout, and construction to occur simultaneously, saving valuable time on the overall project schedule.

ARCO’S
INDUSTRY
EXPERTS

Chris Wilson

CEO

Gary Johnson

Director of Business Development

SPORTS & ATHLETIC FACILITIES

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

CONSIDERATIONS

When it comes to sports and athletic facilities, there are many design and construction details that must be considered to achieve a successful project. Understanding how the space will be utilized and the unique requirements of each complex is crucial to designing and building a functional and cost-effective facility. ARCO’s expertise combined with our design-build approach consistently results in creative and value-driven solutions that elevate the functionality and aesthetics of sports complex facilities.

LOCATION & SITE SELECTION

Choosing the right location for a sports complex ensures the potential for long-term success and viability are maximized. Accessibility, available space, and environmental factors are crucial components in achieving a successful sports and athletic facility development. Proximity to transportation hubs for athletes, spectators, and staff, as well as ample parking to accommodate large crowds, should all be considered. In addition to these practical considerations, it is also essential to assess the potential for growth and development in the surrounding area. Locations with a growing population, strong community support for sports, and opportunities for partnerships with local businesses and organizations are ideal.

ARCO’s site feasibility services empower our clients to select the best possible location for their facility through an extensive analysis of all site considerations. Our team works to evaluate items such as environmental conditions, geotechnical conditions, zoning restrictions, site utilities, and more to ensure unforeseen site issues do not arise and potential problems are addressed proactively.

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH & PLANNING

Collaboration among various stakeholders, including government agencies, sports organizations, local communities, and investors is essential for project success, especially when it comes to navigating complex regulatory landscapes and permitting processes. Collaboration among the project team, including design and construction, is critical, as well. A collaborative design and construction team ensures potential issues are addressed early and change orders during construction are minimized. ARCO’s design-build approach allows for seamless collaboration between designers, architects, engineers, and construction teams, providing the owner with a single point of contact and responsibility. The design-build approach not only streamlines communication, but enhances quality control, as well.

Additionally, comprehensive master planning is essential. This involves defining the facility’s purpose, identifying target user groups, and programming the spaces accordingly. Whether it’s accommodating multiple sports disciplines, integrating amenities like locker rooms and concession areas, or incorporating green spaces for outdoor activities, every aspect must align with the overarching vision of the facility.

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY & SPACE UTLIZATION

The layout and infrastructure of a sports complex are crucial in creating a functional facility. It is important to determine the types of sports and activities the facility will accommodate for the overall layout to be designed correctly. Factors such as the number and size of playing fields, courts, tracks, and more, as well as the arrangement of spectator seating and amenities should all be considered. Flexibility in design allows for easy conversion of spaces to accommodate various sporting events and adapt to evolving needs. Infrastructure requirements such as sufficient electrical capacity, plumbing systems, and ventilation to support the needs of athletes, spectators, and staff should also be considered.

ARCO’s design-build approach offers greater flexibility to accommodate changes during the construction process compared to traditional delivery methods and allows for changes to be made without disrupting the overall project timeline.

SCHEDULE & BUDGET MANAGEMENT

When designing and building a sports complex facility, schedule management is essential to accommodate upcoming events and the timing of sports seasons. Under ARCO’s design-build approach, the normally sequential phases of design, buyout, and construction overlap, saving valuable time on the overall project schedule. ARCO’s team of experts makes providing alternative solutions a top priority – presenting options that solve the big problems that could otherwise delay or even derail a project.

Additionally, ARCO offers thorough preconstruction services to ensure a project is accurately scheduled, properly budgeted, and that the overall design incorporates all elements of the owner’s vision for the facility or complex. Our team proactively engages designers and key project stakeholders early on to provide a detailed schedule and budget proposal. Our extensive work in the upfront mitigates risk and eliminates unforeseen issues that could disrupt a project in the absence of substantial due diligence.

OVERALL QUALITY & SATISFACTION

At ARCO, we pride ourselves on providing clients with the most functional, cost-effective solutions and the very best customer experience. In fact, our dedication to quality and satisfaction has resulted in more than 75% of our business coming from repeat clients. We are confident that our approach and capabilities will result in the very best solutions for sports and athletic facility projects, regardless of complexity or scale.

ARCO’s design-build approach is unique in that we offer preliminary design at no cost to our customers to remove the risk of substantial upfront expense. Our project delivery method combines quality of design and construction, management of capital expense, and adherence to schedule into a single point of responsibility. As a result, our customers reap the benefits of total integration. Our team of design-build construction experts effectively gains an understanding of each client’s business and analyzes the key components to reduce exposure and provide the best value to clients.

CONTACT ARCO TO DISCUSS DESIGN-BUILD SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR NEXT FACILITY