Langan Engineers Sensational Complex Around Hard Rock Stadium
Right now, this month, tennis fans from around the world are watching the game’s greatest players vie for the title at the Miami Open presented by Itaú. For the first time since 1987, the event was hosted outside of Key Biscayne in an amazing new facility on the grounds and within Hard Rock Stadium.
Coincidentally, Langan has been an engineering consultant at the site since 1985, so our knowledge of the area proved valuable in helping develop the 23-acre tennis complex, which features 18 practice courts, 10 tournament courts, a 5,000-seat grandstand court, and a 14,000-seat stadium court inside the stadium structure. The tennis campus connects seamlessly to the existing stadium via a centralized plaza and public squares.
“Our work had a clear deadline – the 2019 Miami Open – and that fast-track schedule meant we needed to complete design, permitting, and construction of the complex in just over one year,” said Leonardo Rodriguez, Senior Associate, and leader of Langan’s site/civil practice in South Florida. “While challenging, this project has been extraordinarily exciting for our team in Miami, and we are thrilled to have contributed our services to this global event in our local community.”
In addition to site/civil engineering, Langan provided geotechnical engineering in conjunction with the design team, which was led by the architectural firm Rossetti and structural engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti.