Arizona State University’s multi-purpose arena placed the final beam

Arizona State Athletics celebrated the final steel beam placement for its new $115 million multi-purpose arena with an awards ceremony on Tuesday.

The 5,000-seat arena, located just east of Sun Devil Stadium, is slated to open in fall 2022. It will host ASU women’s hockey, wrestling and gymnastics and be a public venue for concerts, conferences, youth competitions and other events.

Over 6,980 yards of concrete have been poured since the start of the project. The steel structure was completed with the final placement of 1,100 tons. A tree and flags were placed atop the last structural beam by project developer Mortenson.

The workers were recognized for their 124,892 hours spent on the arena without a recordable injury.

SCI Architects designed the arena, a major addition to the ASU Novus Innovation Corridor that will be managed by Oak View Group.

“The end is always a rewarding time to recognize all the hard work and pay tribute to the team’s commitment to making sure everyone gets home safely every day,” said Ben Goetter, vice-president. chairman of Mortenson. “We are delighted to continue this momentum and look forward to seeing this transformation project complete next year.”

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