Turner Construction has awarded West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific the primary concrete contract for the Sacramento Kings’ Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) in the heart of California capital. The contract covers a nearly 700-piece precast package of lower and upper bowl stadia, suite-seating areas, and entrance/exit walls, plus upward of 1,000 cast-in-place steps on the stadia.
Designed and built with an eye toward LEED Gold Certification, the venue is projected to cost $477 million, seat 17,500 and open for the 2016 NBA season. Precast fabrication began in January with erection scheduled to commence in April. The project will be produced out of Clark Pacific’s Woodland plant, located about three miles from the downtown Sacramento ESC site. It will be executed by the producer’s project management team that successfully delivered the precast scope of work on the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The new home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, that design-build venue rose over a tight 2013-14 window under a Turner-led joint venture.
Clark Pacific President of Business Development Don Clark characterizes the Sacramento Kings facility “as a great economic driver for the whole region. We are especially proud to be working with Turner Construction on another iconic project that is a testament to the dedication of local leaders who have helped drive the vision for what is possible for this City.”
According to independent researchers, the project will attract 1.6 million new visitors to downtown Sacramento each year and generate $230 million in economic activity for the Greater Sacramento Region on an annual basis. The Kings venue is one part of the larger ESC, a redevelopment undertaking spanning four city blocks. In addition to the Kings home—housing the arena, practice facility and administrative offices—the project will have 1.5 million square feet of office, retail, lodging and residential properties.