New stadium for Ottawa?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Moaca, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    July 5, 2013

    - The new roof over the north stands continues to be installed.
    - In the stands, the concrete structure is being cleaned and repaired, in preparation for new seats to be installed.
    - At the south stands, the last piece of the third floor was poured.
    - On the top floor, special support beams for the upper tiers of seating are being built.
    - Inside the structure, sprinklers, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems are being installed.

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    A panoramic view of the stadium, looking west. Three tower cranes are in place as well as several mobile cranes.

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    Another section of the roof is lifted into place over the stands. The work is nearing completion.

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    The south stands continue to go up as the support beams for the seating structures on the third floor are built.

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    Looking west at the south stands, it is starting to take shape.
     
  2. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    July 16, 2013

    - The north stands roof structure is now complete
    - Cleaning and repairs to the precast concrete in the stands continues.
    - At the south stands, angled supports for the top tiers of seating are being built.
    - The structure of the building is nearing completion and the contractor has started to remove some of the yellow posts, used for bracing.

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    Looking out from under the north stands new roof structure, the shape of the south stands is nearing completion.

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    The roof structure over the north stands is complete, and helps to give the stands a new look.

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    With the bracing posts removed from the east end of the south stands, the new structure is becoming visible.

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    The curving shape and height of the new south stands is now evident.
     
  3. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    Frank Clair Stadium Renovations In Full Swing At Lansdowne
    FrontPage Media Group July 12th 2013

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    Lansdowne Park renovations are in full swing this summer. Every corner of the 40+ acre park is being utilized, as focus has now turned from The Horticulture Building to the new Frank Clair Stadium design.

    CFL is set to return in 2014 and Frank Clair Stadium will be the new home of the Ottawa Red Blacks CFL franchise. Months of work has taken place below ground level for parking that can pack in 1400 vehicles. Progress is now going upward and an ever-changing skyline will continue into 2014 and beyond.

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    Frank Clair Stadium’s North Side stands.

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    Frank Clair Stadium

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    Lansdowne Park, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, bordered by the Rideau Canal.

    Lansdowne Park Final large concrete pour starts Tuesday, July 30
    Lansdowne Park July 22, 2013

    The Lansdowne redevelopment contractor plans to pour a large foundation slab beginning on Tuesday, July 30 in the southwest corner of the site, near the Bank Street Bridge. The pour is planned to start at approximately 3p.m. on Tuesday, and will finish around 7p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

    This is the last continuous concrete pour during the construction at Lansdowne. The concrete for the foundation must be poured all at one time in order to ensure the overall strength and longevity of the slab.
     
  4. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    July 24, 2013

    - Scaffolding and preparation work has started to paint the large metal beams in the north stands.
    - At the south stands, bleachers for the top of the stands are being built of concrete.
    - The structure of the building is nearing completion and the contractor has started to install waterproofing and rough-ins for mechanical and plumbing systems on the first level.

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    On the first level of the south stands, formwork has been removed, and electrical and mechanical systems are starting to be installed.

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    A view of the work on the stadium from above.

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    Work to clean and repair the concrete in the north stands is underway.

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    At the east end of the south stands, waterproofing is being installed at the first level.
     
  5. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    August 14, 2013

    - Priming and painting of the large metal beams in the north stands has started
    - At the south stands, concrete supports for the bleachers at the top of the stands are half done
    - The contractor has started to install waterproofing and conduit for mechanical and plumbing systems on the first level, as well as to pour the finish concrete floor

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    Overlooking the stadium from one of the tower cranes along Bank Street. The new roof over the north stands is progressing and the third storey of the south stands is moving ahead.

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    The concrete skeleton of the south stands is almost complete. The concrete support beams for the tiered seating at the third stands is now being built.

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    At the east end of the north stands a new stairway and pedestrian entry is being built.

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    At the rear of the south stands, the building is being backfilled. Supports on the second and first floor have been removed and electrical and mechanical conduit is being installed throughout the building.
     
  6. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    August 23, 2013

    - The painting of the large roof beams in the stadium continues; one beam over the north stands remains to be painted.
    - Inside the Civic Centre, scaffolding is being built to facilitate repairs to the arena roof.
    - At the south stands, work to build the final supports for seating at the top of the stands is nearing completion.
    - Inside the south stands, electrical and mechanical conduit and plumbing is being installed, and partition walls are being put up.

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    The structure of the south stands rises above the Rideau Canal.

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    Scaffolding is up to allow for the painting of the large roof beams in the north stands.

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    The concrete structure of the south stands is nearing completion.

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    At the north stands, the roof structure is in place, the beams are being painted and the precast concrete is being repaired for the new seat installation.

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    At the very top of the south stands, yellow supports posts hold concrete form work in place while the new concrete beams for the seating curs.
     
  7. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    What is happening to the Civic Centre as a result of this? Is it being modified/upgraded, too, or is it just going on about its business underneath the stadium as it always has?
     
  8. Scorpion26

    Scorpion26 Member

    May 1, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Canada
    Will it have 10k or more seating capacity?
     
  9. crazypete13

    crazypete13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 7, 2007
    A walk from BMO
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    It's going to be a CFL stadium too, so I'd say 20k minimum - but I'll defer to the local experts on the exact number.
     
  10. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    The Civic Centre is being remodeled as well and the new Frank Clair Stadium (for lack of a newer name) will be 24k (expandable to 40k)
     
  11. Scorpion26

    Scorpion26 Member

    May 1, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Canada
    Well that's a bummer...
     
  12. crazypete13

    crazypete13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 7, 2007
    A walk from BMO
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    As a CFL and soccer fan - I'm happy - and sure two stadia would be ideal.

    Ultimately we're adding two franchises so all is good in my books.
     
  13. Scorpion26

    Scorpion26 Member

    May 1, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Canada
    Hopefully it all works out and I hope that Ottawa does enter MLS in the next 7 years.
     
  14. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    September 4, 2013

    - At the top level of the new south stands, the steel frame for the new media box is being built.
    - Inside the south stands, the final floor topping is being poured on the first floor and sections of the second.
    - On the first level, some drywall and steel studs are now being put in.
    - In the north stands, repairs to the concrete are continuing in preparation for the new seat installation this fall.
    - The large roof beams over the north stands are being primed and painted.

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    On the concourse level of the south stands, steel studs are being put in as well as conduits for mechanical and electrical wiring.

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    Looking across at the structure of the south stands, from the north. The precast concrete in the north stands is being repaired in preparation for the new seats.

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    The large roof beams over the north stands are getting a fresh coat of paint.

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    The structure of the south stands is nearing completion; the frame of the new media box at the top of the stands is now going up.
     
  15. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    September 13, 2013

    - The contractor began to install the first bases for the Veil this week. The actual wooden components of the Veil are not expected to arrive until October.
    - Inside the south stands, all of the systems and piping that make a building function are being installed, including the electrical, mechanical and plumbing conduit.
    - On the first level, the partition walls for the concessions are being built and steel studs for interior and exterior sheathing are being put in.
    - In the north stands, repairs to the concrete are continuing in preparation for the new seat installation later this month.
    - Painting of the large roof beams over the north stands continues.


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    Looking at the stadium from Bank Street, the base for the new residential building is being constructed near the stadium.

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    Workers repair the precast concrete at the north stands.

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    The new south stands rises over the Rideau Canal.
     
  16. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    September 23, 2013

    - At the north stands, the contractor has begun installing the bases, and next week will begin to install the seats. It will take a couple of months to install all the seats.
    - The old concrete floor in the upper concourse is being removed as part of the renovations to the north stands.
    - At the south stands, precast concrete risers have started to be installed at the upper levels. The seats will be attached to this base.
    - On the main concourse level, the new concessions are being built.
    - There is a buzz of activity inside the building, as the mechanical equipment and conduit for heating, electrical and plumbing are installed and partition walls are put up.

    Looking north at the stadium, both the north and south side stands are taking on their new shape
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    At the north stands, the new roof structure has been installed and most of the precast concrete in the stands have been repaired
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    At the east end of the south stands, the walls for the concessions on the first level have been built and a new staircase to the upper levels is being built
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    A few seats were installed as a trial run this week. The full installation will start next week. The contractor expects to be able to install between 300 and 500 seats each day
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    The Veil will be anchored to these metal bases that have been installed at the foot of the south stands
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  17. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    September 27, 2013

    - At the north stands, seats have started to be installed. It will take a couple of months to install all the seats.
    - Other preparation work continues for repairs to the arena roof.
    - At the south stands, precast concrete risers and dividers are being installed at the suite and upper levels.
    - On the main concourse level, new concessions are being built and building systems are being installed.
    - The anchor bases for the Veil have been installed.

    The north stands’ new look is taking shape with a new roof, repaired concrete and new seats.
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    New seats are now being installed at the north stands. It will take a couple of months to install all the seating.
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    At the top level of the south stands, the base supports for the seating is in place.
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    The concrete building structure for the new south stands is almost complete; yellow support posts are being removed from the upper levels at the west end.
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  18. cflsteve

    cflsteve Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Looks like it will be ready on schedule :thumbsup:
     
  19. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    October 11, 2013

    - The south stands reached a major milestone this week. A ceremony to mark the completion of the concrete structure was held on Monday, September 30. Mayor Watson, Roger Greenberg and other partners from the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner and Francis Pomerleau, Executive Vice-President Pomerleau Inc, were on hand to finish one of the last pieces of concrete and place a plaque to commemorate the milestone.
    - Focus will shift to finishing work inside the building, including installing electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems.
    - Construction of the Veil, the iconic wooden surround, is also expected to start in October.
    - At the north stands, seat installation continues as the red and grey seats continue to go in.
    - Inside the arena, old fireproofing is being removed so repairs can be made to the roof.

    Work to install the risers that the new seats will be attached to continues at the south stands. The metal structure for the new media box is now in place at the top of the stands
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    New seats at the north stands continue to be installed
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    The first pieces of the wood Veil that will surround the south stands have arrived at Lansdowne
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  20. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    October 18, 2013

    - Work this week at the south side stands focused on installing the precast concrete risers that the seats will be mounted on at the second and third level.
    - Inside the south stands, the offices, locker rooms and other spaces at the lower levels are being finished.
    - Construction of the Veil, the iconic wooden surround, is expected to begin as early as next week.
    - At the north stands, seat installation continues as the red and grey seats continue to go in.
    - Inside the arena, repairs to the roof have started.

    The south stands are coming together as the precast concrete bleachers the seats will be attached to go in and the new stair well is built
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    At the back of the new stands, new walls are filled in and exterior sheathing is installed
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    Seats in the north stands continue to be installed, while work on the new roof is on going
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    At the top level of the south stands, the new precast concrete bleachers are installed
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    Lots of activity continues across the stadium as underground conduit for audio-visual cables is run, the parking garage at the west end of the field is finished and work on the stands continues
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  21. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
  22. cflsteve

    cflsteve Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    The stadium appears to be on schedule to open up for the CFL season as well as the Fall season for the NASL.
    How are season ticket deposits going for the Fury NASL season once it begins play at the new stadia.
     
  23. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
  24. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    October 25, 2013

    - Inside the south stands, drywall is being put up in the offices, locker rooms and other spaces and the walls are being painted in the lower levels
    - The first pieces of the Veil, the iconic wooden surround at the south stands, began this week
    - Most of the precast concrete risers that the seats will be attached to, have now been installed
    - At the north stands, seat installation continues
    - The new roof materials are being laid down over the north stands
    - At the upper concourse in the north stands, new sections of concrete floor are being poured

    The stadium has a new look when viewed from the Rideau Canal
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    New seats continue to be installed at the north side stands. This is expected to continue during November
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    The south stands are coming together as more of the bleachers are installed, and the new stair case is built
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    From the air, it’s obvious how much work is occurring on a daily basis at Lansdowne
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  25. Moaca

    Moaca Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    City of Ottawa
    November 1, 2013

    - Construction of the iconic wood surround – called the Veil - at the south side stands has started.
    - Each of the 24 large wooden ribs are being carefully positioned and fastened. Construction of the entire Veil will take several months.
    - Drywall and other fixtures continue to be installed on the three levels of the building.
    - Seat installation and work on the roof at the north stands continues.
    - Work on the new lower concourse concession has started.
    - New floors at the upper concourse are being poured.

    From Bank Street, the shape of the renovated stadium can be seen. The last portion of the parking garage, in the foreground, is being finished, while seats continue to be installed in the north stands in the background
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    At the west end of the south stands, work continues on the new stair case
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    The curving shape of the new south stands can be seen as the precast bleachers at the third level are installed
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    Some of the first vertical pieces of the wooden surround at the south stands, called the Veil, have been put up
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