Arena and Stadium installs need tested and approved truss fabrication that meet the highest standards and requirements. As a company with a wealth of experience designing, engineering, fabricating and erecting these structures for domes, stadiums and arena we understand the challenges involved and can assist you through the entire process.
XSF is dedication to quality and safety, we guarantee industry expertise, positive client support and expert engineering services to all our customers.
We invite you to call us to discuss how we can help advance your venue.
Below are some recent XSF Arena Installation.
Powder Coated Grid & Catwalk Install at Mississippi Coast Coliseum
In early 2020 XSF Truss, Conder Inc., Simpkins & Costelli, and a camera crew descended upon the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi to do a major Arena installation.
This trailer gives us a sneak preview into the 2 Grid installation complete with interviews and timelapse.
Time-Lapse Grid Installation at Mississippi Coast Coliseum
The Trailor to the Upcoming Feature: A TRUSSUMENTARY
Mississippi Coast Coliseum located in the heart of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is an 11,500-seat reserved seating, 15,000 festival seating, multi-purpose arena in Biloxi, Mississippi. Built in 1977, its the largest beachfront facility of its kind in the South.
The arena draws year round attendees and is a favorite for world-class live events, sports and entertainment performances.
The Arena is flexible enough to accommodate anything from an intimate theater crowd to full festival seating and houses state-of-the-art electrical & lighting systems and ceilings.
XSF fabricated 2 arena grids with catwalk access and partnered with Conder Inc. for the installation which was completed in 2 weeks. The primary project specifications are listed below:
Main Grid: 107′ X 58′
Secondary Grid: 70’ x 31’
Primary Products Used:
Custom 20.5” x 32” Catwalk Truss
Custom 24” x 20.5” Arena Grid Truss with walk surface
Main Grid: 120,000 pounds
Secondary Grid: 101,000 pounds
Designated rig points designed into the truss system are capable of supporting a single point load of 8,000 pounds.
The Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) system engineered by Clark Reder is installed into the truss creating a safe work environment for riggers.
All truss, catwalks and HLL components are powder coated black
University of Houston Fertitta Center
The University of Houston recently completed a $60,000,000 renovation to the 50-year old arena formerly known as Hofheinz Pavilion to create a modern-day sports arena. Part of the renovation included a new catwalk system with multiple access points and a center speaker cluster fabricated by XSF.
The catwalk consists of XSF 12” x 24” truss supporting the walking surface with handrails that extend up overhead to support an electrical cable chase for lighting. The handrail includes an additional lighting rail mounted on the exterior of the catwalk system providing a means to easily rig and focus the house lights for the arena. The truss below the catwalk surface provided traditional entertainment style rigging locations for multiple projectors used to display graphics on the arena floor during events. With house lighting and projectors mounted directly to the catwalk system the rigid stability of the system was paramount.
The catwalk grid is accessible from caged ladders also manufactured by XSF at two locations. The original design of the facility created some challenges that made the fabrication of the project more complex than a typical catwalk system. The catwalk is located within the same space as the large roof trusses of the facility. The roof trusses are not oriented parallel to the arena floor, thus requiring the numerous corners, stairs, and turns to navigate the catwalk around the arena and through the large steel trusses.
The catwalk is supported at intervals by custom steel rig bars that were designed to install quickly and safely. The flexibility of the design allowed installers to shift them as necessary depending on the location of the connection points to the existing steel structure.
The center speaker and sub cluster is supported by circular XSF 20.5” x 20.5” truss with custom integrated rig points welded into the truss. 2-ton CM chain hoists were provided at three locations to allow the circular truss to lower or raise as necessary.
The team at XSF worked closely with Texas Scenic to ensure that the fabrication and installation met the design needs of the end user.