FabriTec Structures, a leading North American contractor specializing in tension fabric structures, will design and build a fixed PTFE tension fabric structure roof to cover grandstand seating at the new Mosaic Stadium, a 33,000-capacity multipurpose facility that forms the first phase of the Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI) in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The new stadium will be expandable to 40,000 seats to accommodate large events such as the Canadian Football League Grey Cup championship game.
FabriTec Structure’s scope of work includes the designing and building of a tension fabric roof, as well as design-assist with the steel superstructure. HKS is the lead designer on the new stadium project while PCL will provide overall design build services.
The new stadium design was conceived in order to give fans a better experience –providing 360° access and lowering almost 70% of the seats to at or below grade.
Weather elements were the biggest influence on design and helped shape the new fixed roof, which will cover approximately 130,800ft² of surface area with approximately 123,300ft² of fabric. Because the area of Regina has a humid continental climate, with warm summers and virtually no dry season, architectural PTFE fabric membrane was chosen as the roofing material due to its translucent properties, which will allow maximum daylight into the stadium, but keep fans relatively cool by providing optimal shading.
FabriTec Structures is a major player in the design and construction of sports arenas around the world. Some of the most notable tensile membrane roofing projects that the company has completed include BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada; Chivas (Omnilife) Stadium, Guadalajara, Mexico; and the London Olympic Stadium, in the UK.
November 20, 2015