Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, is a historic structure that consists of large long span steel arches with limited access for support points. It is truly one of the more challenging arenas to rig. The goal of this project was to provide a large rigging grid that eliminates the difficulty in rigging in this arena and lowers load in and load out times making it more attractive to large touring productions. The grid manufactured by XSF does just that. Capable of supporting over 1,000,000 pounds with a maximum center point load on any span of 10,000 pounds vertical combined with 10,000 pounds horizontal, the ACBH Lighting Grid is the strongest grid in the world of it’s kind.
The grid measures 300’ x 150’ and contains 4,000 feet of catwalk truss with integrated fall protection. Special provisions were included in the design of the grid to allow the existing scoreboard to pass through the grid to the floor below. An estimated 40,000 welds on this project were tested using non-destructive dye penetrant testing per the customer’s requirements. The grid is accessible by a lift provided by the end user.