Many of today’s stadiums and arenas are multi-purpose buildings, playing host to a variety of events that require different organizational arrangements and flooring options. While stadium events can differ widely, from indoor ice hockey to rock concerts, the process of changing a stadium’s floor is largely the same.
Remove the Old Floor
Typically, facility crews begin by removing goals and any courtside rails, accessories, or seating. The existing floors are then disassembled in organized sections. Some floors, such as basketball courts, are often situated on risers that can require removal or addition depending on the venue’s next event.
Install the Subflooring
After the floors have been removed, a layer of carpeting is sometimes placed over the bare plywood or concrete ground level. On top of the carpeting, a rough subflooring is then installed.
Place the New Floor
After the subflooring is put in place, the final material is installed, whether it’s basketball flooring, an ice rink, or a concert stage. The last step is to put any goals, siding, and seating in place.
While converting a stadium certainly requires a great deal of labor, many trained facility staffs can complete a total stadium transformation in less than three hours!