Florida Citrus Bowl Re-Construction

Florida Citrus Bowl
February 12, 2013
Project Topics
 Citrus Bowl History & Events
 Target Accomplishments
 Reconstruction Highlights
 Project Team
 Project Status/ Schedule
 Plans & Renderings
 Q&A
Citrus Bowl History
 Originally call Orlando Stadium and constructed as a Works Project
Administration project during Franklin Roosevelt’s administration in
1936 with a capacity of 8,900
 The stadium was renamed the Tangerine Bowl during a renovation
in 1947 adding 2,000 seats
 5,000 more seats were added in 1968, along with the first press
 The stadium underwent an expansion from 1974 to 1976, to bring
the total seating capacity to 50,000
 After re-naming the stadium in 1983 to the Florida Citrus Bowl, a
capacity of 65,438 was established in 1989, after a $38 million
renovation that added the upper decks.
 1999-2002 improvements included escalators, seat bottoms and a
new video board.
 AstroTurf added in 2010 during a $10M renovation
 Current Capacity is 70,000
Florida Citrus Bowl Major Events
 Four major events held each year from early November
to late January
 Florida Classic between Bethune-Cookman University
and Florida A&M University
 Russel Athletic Bowl
 Capital One Bowl (New Years Day)
 Monster Jam (Monster Truck Event)
Why Renovate?
 City of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports officials expect
the reconstruction to generate a $300 million annual
economic impact from new events
 Reconstruction will allow the stadium to host college and
pre-season NFL neutral site football games, international
soccer games, WrestleMania, monster truck and
motocross events, music festivals, state football
championships, band competitions and lacrosse
 Rebranding of the stadium’s regional and national image
 Funding approved as part of $1.1 Billion Downtown
Orlando Centroplex Program
Renovation Highlights
 The stadium will undergo a $178 million reconstruction
project, set to be complete in March/ April 2015
 Under the reconstruction plan, 80% of the existing
stadium will be demolished and reconstructed
 New 360-degree Main Concourse with wide concourse
and improved que-ing areas
 New stadium seating in lower bowl including individual
seats on sidelines and bleachers with backs in endzones
 Six more inches of leg-room in bowl lower and club level
seating bowls
 New team Facilities and Operations areas on Main
Renovation Highlights (Cont.)
 New 360-degree Club Level with Clubs on east and west
sidelines, party deck in north endzone
 Updated Suites and Press boxes
 10 new suites and potential “Super-Suite” on west side
 New waterproofing on Upper seating bowl and concourse
to protect finishes below
 New vertical Circulation
 New exterior façade with decorative metal panels
 Update Sound System
 New Video Displays
 Site improvements with new entries
Project Team
 HNTB Corporation (Kansas City) has been Contracted by
the City for Design Services. Firm has almost 100 years
and multiple stadiums of experience (including recent
similar renovations)
 City has aquired SC Advisors as the Owner’s Rep (SCAdvisors also served as Owner’s Rep for the Orlando
Magic on Amway center)
 Program Manager procurement took place in January
with City Council approval on February 5th to negotiate
with Firms in order of Ranking
Project Team (Continued)
 Construction Manager Procurement will consist of a twopart RFQ/ RFP Process (similar to Amway and DPAC
 RFQ/ RFP will be advertised on February 24th and
available for download on February 25th
 RFQ will be due in let March with shortlisting shortly
 Rankings are projected to be presented to City Council
on May 5th
Design/ Procurement Status
 The design for the re-construction is in the Schematic
Design Phase.
 Early packages are expected to be released in July timeframe including the following:
 Underground Utilities
 Foundations
 Steel and Concrete structures
 Pre-cast Stadia
 Vertical Transportation
 Procurement of these packages anticipated in August/
 Possible Design Assist packages for MEP
 Balance of Design anticipated to be complete at end of
2013 with Procurement immediately following
Project Strategy
 Complete as much work as possible prior to and during
the November 2013 – January 2014 events
 Decommissioning and demolition of lower two seating
bowls begins immediately following Monster Jam in
January 2014
 Two crews working on structure and seating bowls
 Finish work where possible during demo/ structural work
 Outbuildings, operations and team facilities work
following structure/ seating bowl
 Majority of work to be completed by November 2014
with final completion in the January 2015 – March 2015
Main Concourse Base Plan
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Exterior (NE Corner) Rendering
New Upper Concourse Access
New Vertical Transportation
Main Concourse Base Plan
Alternate Rendering

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