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Okland is acting as the lead for
PIR and is responsible for much
of the value-engineering.
seating to 45,000 - and four new escalators
and six new elevators will be installed to
help guests get to their seats. All seating will
have unobstructed views. The project will
add premium RV parking, renovated suites,
new concessions, ADA-compliant bathrooms, a bistro bar and a rebuilt midway
with a corporate hospitality bar and grill.
The fan experience is at the core of the
modernization project. PIR will completely
reconstruct the infield to add a new fan
zone featuring car garages with glass sec-
tional doors so fans can watch teams tinker
on the vehicles prior to races. The infield
will also have new dining options, guest
services, emergency medical services, fire
support and a tire center. A new pedestrian
tunnel will connect the grandstands to the
fan zone and infield.
One of the biggest changes for race fans
will occur on the track itself. The start/
finish line will be repositioned to what was
originally the second turn to create more
high-energy restarts during a race.
"There was a lot of planning involved,
even before the decision was made to commit the funds to the project," Sperber says.
"For more than five years ahead of it, we had
been brainstorming and planning ways to
modernize this venue. The finished vision
that is being constructed is in large part due
to the hard work of so many people."
The upgrades resemble the $400 million
project recently completed at Florida's Daytona International Speedway, also owned
T-P Acoustics, Inc. is proud of our relationship and strong partnership built with Okland.
Much of our success is driven by good pre-construction practices and coordination such as
detailed quantity surveying, budgets, value
engineering, schedule planning, and mock-ups.
This helps all involved in the project through
early coordination of key components rather
than mid-construction discovery which could
cause costly delays. The Phoenix Raceway
Project is another great example where the
Okland and T-P team pre-collaboration efforts
will allow us to meet the budget, maintain
tight schedule demands and ensure a quality
installation as we race to the finish line.
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