Griffin Structures served as program and construction manager and owner’s representative for the new 280,000 square-foot Great Park Ice & Five Point Arena sports complex. The $110 million community ice and sports facility is located on a 13.5 acre site at Orange County’s Great Park. The facility serves as the new training facility for the Anaheim Ducks® National Hockey League team.
The facility features four indoor ice rinks—three NHL regulation rinks and one Olympic regulation rink. The main arena seats 2,500 and has the ability to host a wide variety of sporting and entertainment events. Other features include a sports bar, party rooms, classrooms, and outdoor public spaces and amenities.
The pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) framework resulted in significant schedule and cost savings. The structural steel frame actually combines two PEMBs, flanking a conventional site-built structure. By deploying seismic joints in strategic areas and connecting the site-built and pre-engineered components in others, the column-free structure spans over the four rinks without sacrificing seismic resilience. The PEMB design and 19-month accelerated delivery schedule resulted in more than $3 million in total project savings.
This comprehensive LEED® Silver facility helps fill the region’s need for ice sports activities including youth and adult hockey programs, figure skating, regional and national tournaments and competitions, as well as open public recreational skating. The facility—the County’s first such venue in 20 years—is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.