AECOM Hunt served as design-builder for the University of Phoenix Stadium, a 1,700,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility. The stadium features 63,500 seat (expandable to 72,800 seats for special events), 88 luxury suites and six levels including a service floor, a retractable roof, a roll-out “natural turf” playing field and 14,000-car parking lot. The stadium is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.
The facility features a field level conference center, locker rooms, 37 game day concessions, 6 club level bars, 88 private suites, 3 party suites, and a 6,375-square-foot full support kitchen.
The retractable roof panels weigh over one million pounds each, and are supported by two 700-foot long Brunel trusses. When constructed, this was the heaviest roof lift in North America at 5,400 tons and was the first of its kind to move at an incline.
The roll-out “natural turf” playing field weighs nearly 20 million-pounds and travels 740 feet in less than an hour. When the stadium field is rolled up, it exposes a 152,000-square-foot exhibit floor with an embedded utility grid, which allows the facility to host conventions, trade and consumer shows, concerts, motor sports and rodeos.