Arenas & Stadiums
Renovation work 2017
John W. McDougall Co. – panel fabricator
The FedEx Forum serves as a great example of our company’s diverse product offerings. Containing seven different products and materials that we fabricated and/or installed, this facility remains one of our best projects to date. For the exterior of this facility we fabricated six different colors of Alucobond aluminum composite panels, composite column covers, Morin F12-0 panels, louvers, Morin MR36 ribbed panels, painted perforated aluminum panels (which we made from aluminum plate that we punched and painted) and roll formed perforated stain steel panels (custom made).
This facility also is a great example of the complimentary nature of aluminum composite material which, although it has been in this country for over 40 years, is considered one of the top modern building enclosure materials. The randomly placed shades of red panels were designed to mimic the use of brick which is used on so many Memphis buildings, both old and new and illustrate how the material can be used to compliment more traditional building materials.
“The design of the New Memphis Arena is envisioned as a timeline, a blending of old and new traditions in a way that allows each to remain true to their respective roots while collectively forming a vision for the future,” says Lead Architect Jon Niemuth of AECOM (formerly known as Ellerbe Becket). “This idea is not new to our times, or the city of Memphis, a place whose own evolution is as rich and diverse as history itself.”
The 750,000 sq ft arena is the largest public building construction project in Memphis history. It is home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team.
The Ford Center
Considered a cornerstone in downtown Evansville’s revitalization, The Ford Center was designed with sweeping curves to evoke the horseshoe bend in the Ohio River. The vision of Populous was brought to life by General Contractor Hunt Construction with a LEED Silver certification. The facility is permanent home to Evansville Purple Aces basketball and IceMen hockey teams.
KFC Yum! Center
Architect: Populous, Inc.
General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson Company
Calling for a huge radius along one end of the structure, this project was a perfect situation for our high definition scanning capabilities.
LSU Tiger Stadium
Baton Rouge, LA
The west side expansion in 2004 called for these terra cotta tiles around the entrance as well as around the interior elevator shafts.