Langan Stadium & Arena Experience

Many professional sports franchises and major collegiate athletic programs have Langan on their teams to provide our integrated mix of engineering and environmental services for stadium/arena developments.

Experience and adherence to schedule are critical for success, which is why franchises trust Langan to help have their new homes ready for action on time despite numerous development and technical challenges.

MetLife Stadium

OVERVIEW
Home to the New York Giants and Jets, MetLife Stadium is an 82,000-seat, open-air stadium constructed within the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The project was challenged by poor subsurface conditions, numerous existing site utilities, proximity to the existing stadium and racetrack, and the need to construct the proposed stadium while operating the existing Giants Stadium and utility infrastructure that serves the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The expertise of several Langan disciplines was called upon to facilitate design and construction of the stadium and maintain the project schedule. Langan provided geotechnical, site/civil, environmental, traffic engineering, surveying, permitting, and landscape architecture services for MetLife Stadium – working with the owners, design-build contractor, and a diverse team of architects and designers.

Location
East Rutherford, NJ

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Traditional Surveying
Natural Resources & Permitting
Traffic & Transportation
Landscape Architecture

Architects
360 Architects
Ewing Cole

Strategic Partners
Skanska USA
Thornton Tomasetti


Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards

OVERVIEW
The Atlantic Yards project consists of the redevelopment of six city blocks in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, NY and includes the Barclays Center, an entertainment center and new home arena of the Brooklyn Nets. Langan served as the geotechnical engineer for the arena and high-rise structures at the Vanderbilt Yard. In addition, Langan's site-specific seismic study resulted in a favorable seismic designation, thus avoiding unnecessary seismic detailing and connections, and more importantly, foundation ties – which saved millions of dollars.
AWARDS
2014 American Council of Engineering Companies New York, Engineering Excellence Awards
Diamond Award
2013 Engineering News Record, Best Projects Winner (Sports/Entertainment)
2013 Engineering News Record, Best Projects Winner (Airports/Transit, Infrastructure Improvements to Barclays Center
2013 American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Design Awards, Honor Award
2013 Building Brooklyn Award, Economic Development2013 Municipal Arts Society of New York MASterworks Awards for Neighborhood Catalyst

Location
Brooklyn, NY

Client
Forest City Ratner Companies

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Architects
SHoP Architects
AECOM Ellerbe Becket

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
WSP


Mercedes-Benz Stadium

OVERVIEW
Langan was retained as the environmental and geotechnical engineer of record for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons. The 1.8-million-SF multi-purpose, 71,000-seat retractable roof stadium opened for the 2017 NFL Season. As the geotechnical and environmental consultant on the project, Langan continued its role throughout construction by providing asbestos abatement oversight, monitoring and testing of excavated soils to comply with the environmental soils management plan, underground storage tank closure management, storage tank closure assessments, vibration monitoring within the Marta Tunnel structure and geotechnical oversight of various foundation and ground improvement systems.

Location
Atlanta, GA

Client
Darden & Company

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architects
HOK (360 Architecture)
Goode Van Slyke Architecture
Stanley Beaman & Sears
tvsdesign

Strategic Partner
ICON Venue Group


Chase Center

OVERVIEW
Chase Center, the new state-of-the-art home of the Golden State Warriors, provides seating for 18,000 fans including a view deck and two public plazas, 580,000 square feet of office space, retail, restaurants, and underground parking. Some of Langan's key services included coordinating regulatory approvals for removal of hazardous materials and soil management, modeling groundwater for design and dewatering during construction, and addressing poor soil conditions by recommending the most appropriate foundations, shoring systems, and construction methods.
AWARDS
2020 CalGeo Outstanding Project
2020 DFI Outstanding Project

Location
San Francisco, CA

Client
Golden State Warriors

Services
Environmental
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic
Site/Civil

Architects
Manica Architecture
Kendall/Heaton Associates

Strategic Partners
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Mortenson Clark Joint Venture


Lincoln Financial Field Stadium Expansion

OVERVIEW
Lincoln Financial Field, home stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles, seats 69,000. Langan was retained to assist with stadium improvements, including seating expansion, suite and amenity enhancements, exterior plaza and gate enhancements. We designed two new stormwater bioretention areas which manage over 1,800 CF of stormwater, and a new 15,000-SF pedestrian plaza paved with porous pavement, as part of a strategy to implement green stormwater management.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
WLS Consulting, LLC
Philadelphia Eagles

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architect
Gensler


Avaya Stadium

OVERVIEW
Home to the Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, Avaya Stadium was built on the site of the FMC Corporation’s Central Plant facility. The stadium features a European roof design that covers all 14,000 seats. Langan recommended shallow foundations for support of the stadium, providing significant cost savings compared to deep foundations. Our environmental team assisted with the Soil Management Plan, worked with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control to recycle concrete from the former FMC facility, evaluated potential vapor intrusion risks from residual volatile organic compounds, which demonstrated that a sub-slab vapor mitigation system was unnecessary, and prepared the site closure report.
AWARDS
2015 Phoenix Award for Excellence in Brownfield Development, US Environmental Protection Agency

Location
San Jose, CA

Client
Wolff Urban Development, LLC

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Earthquake/Seismic

Architect
HOK


PPL Center

OVERVIEW
The PPL Center is a new arena that is part of the redevelopment of a five-acre city block in downtown Allentown. The 8,500-seat arena will host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, an American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers. Langan provided geotechnical services in support of the project.

Location
Allentown, PA

Clients
Hammes Company Sports Development
Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Sink Combs Dethlefs


American Airlines Arena

OVERVIEW
A former ship docking facility is the site for the home of the Miami Heat. This 19,000-seat, state-of-the-art arena overlooks Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. Langan provided subsurface investigations to identify the conditions of the site and based upon this information new foundation recommendations were developed.
AWARDS
2000 Deep Foundation Institute, Outstanding Project Award Programs, Special Recognition Award
1998 American Institute of Architects, Miami Award, Excellence in Architecture

Location
Miami, FL

Client
The Miami Heat

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architects
Arquitectonica
HOK


Prudential Center

OVERVIEW
In the heart of downtown Newark, The Prudential Center is home to the New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University Pirates, and an exciting venue for major concerts and events. Langan provided preliminary site/civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering services for project. The site was complicated by old building foundations and remnants of a rail yard that once existed over a large portion of the site.
AWARDS
2008 New York Construction News Magazine, Project of the Year
2008 American Council of Engineering Companies New Jersey and National, Engineering Excellence Awards

Location
Newark, NJ

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Natural Resources & Permitting
Environmental

Architect
Populous

Strategic Partner
Gilbane


Hard Rock Stadium & Additions

OVERVIEW
Langan was the geotechnical engineer for the original stadium construction and all subsequent additions, including the most recent canopy structure. For this recent addition, Langan also provided site/civil engineering and permitting services for the improvements at the stadium, which is home of the Miami Dolphins. Geotechnical services have included subsurface investigations, foundation designs, and construction oversight during the original surcharge site-improvement program, footing subgrade preparation, and installation of high-capacity deep foundations for support of the state-of-the-art, open-air canopy. The site/civil scope involved redesigning site drainage to address flooding in parking lots and designing the proposed roof drainage conveyance system. Other tasks included designing improvements associated with the reconfiguration of internal access road and planned amenities surrounding the stadium.

Location
Miami Gardens, FL

Client
Miami Dolphins Limited

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architects
HOK
Arquitectonica

Strategic Partners
Hunt Construction Group
Stiles Construction
Bliss & Nyitray
Thornton Tomasetti


Levi’s Stadium

OVERVIEW
The San Francisco 49ers Stadium is a 68,500-seat, open-air NFL stadium with an elevated pedestrian walkway at plaza level, retaining walls, interior and exterior concrete masonry unit walls, mechanical and electrical equipment pads, and three pedestrian bridges across the San Tomas Aquino Creek. Langan developed geotechnical, foundation, and seismic design criteria, including site-specific response spectra, for the project. We observed geotechnical aspects during the stadium's construction. Langan took a creative approach to solving issues as they arose and consulted on an alternative foundation system of more than 3,000 drilled displacement piles. This system proved to be cost-effective and was successfully completed within the aggressive construction schedule.


AWARDS
2016 American Council of Engineering Companies, Engineering Excellence Award

Location
Santa Clara, CA

Client
San Francisco 49ers

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Architect
HNTB


Cleveland Indians & Cavaliers – Game Day Parking & Traffic

OVERVIEW
The Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers retained Langan to review their traffic and parking operations at two site-related garages during multiple events at Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. The Langan team conducted observations during three events, the Bruce Springsteen Concert, and two occasions when the Indians and Cavaliers were playing at the same time. Langan made recommendations on how to improve ingress and egress into the two parking garages, Gateway North and East, that serve the sports facilities.

Location
Cleveland, OH

Client
Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers

Service
Traffic & Transportation


Oracle Park

OVERVIEW
Langan performed a geotechnical investigation and a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for the Oracle Park baseball stadium.  The stadium includes a playing field, seating area for 42,000 people, and stadium support facilities.  The site, originally part of San Francisco Bay, was reclaimed by a series of fills that occurred between 1860 and the 1920s. Our engineers developed earthquake design criteria and participated in development of the environmental impact report.  We also assisted with the structural evaluation of the existing 900-foot-long, 50-foot-high bulkhead retaining structure along China Basin Channel.

Location
San Francisco, CA

Client
San Francisco Giants

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Architect
HOK

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
Hunt Construction Group


Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

OVERVIEW
As part of the UAE's “Plan Al Ain 2030,” Langan provided engineering services for a new world-class 25,000-seat stadium to house the Al Ain Football Club (FC). Langan engineers provided a variety of services, including development of the subsurface investigation program, stormwater and sewer system design, and conceptual transportation design.

Location
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Client
Broadway Malyan

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architects
Pattern Design Limited (Stadium Architect)
Mark Habre & Associates (Architect of Record)

Strategic Partners
WSP
Thornton Tomasetti
Mott MacDonald
Hoare Lea


Red Bull Arena

OVERVIEW
Langan provided transportation/parking management services prior to and during the inaugural season of play at the Red Bull Arena. Langan was called upon for a variety of traffic, parking, and pedestrian issues that needed to be addressed and coordinated between the New York Red Bulls (Major League Soccer) and various agencies and stakeholders. Tasks included an existing conditions assessment, which included a thorough review of all existing data on attendance and trends for Red Bulls events at Giants Stadium. Langan also prepared a Transportation and Parking Plan that documented recommendations regarding access, circulation, and parking for all modes of transportation.

Location
Harrison, NJ

Client
New York Red Bulls

Service
Traffic & Transportation


Heinz Field Operations and Transportation Plan Update

OVERVIEW
Langan's experienced team of stadium traffic and parking engineers were asked to develop a Standard Operations Plan from gameday observations, and to prepare a revised Transportation Master Plan for development along the North Shore in Pittsburgh. The goal of the study was to improve gameday operations following peak Heinz Field events, and determine roadway and parking needs to support project development along the North Shore.

Location
Pittsburgh, PA

Client
Pittsburgh Steelers

Service
Traffic & Transportation