Snapdragon Stadium is a new 35,000-capacity venue providing a state-of-the-art home for San Diego State University Aztec Football. The stadium is also a hub for other sports and entertainment, including professional and collegiate soccer, NCAA championship games, and concerts. The stadium’s design includes concourse level “neighborhoods,” and standing-room-only “piers” that jut out over stadium seating for a coastal vibe.
There was almost zero repetition on the Snapdragon Stadium project, with each room offering something different and new. There were many areas on the project that required a Level 5 finish with critical lighting. The many suites and clubs have intricate soffits and ceilings to complement the lighting and the stadium’s plaster system along the suite levels provides an appealing backdrop to the stadium.
One challenge of the project was material. When Raymond started on the project, material allocation was at its highest with a 12-to-16-week lead time for metal. The team came together and ordered almost half of the metal needed before stepping foot on the jobsite. And, although the site itself was very large, there was very little room for material laydown. Raymond utilized just-in-time deliveries in coordination with the material supplier. Another large challenge was the stadium’s wide footprint; getting from one end of the job to the other took valuable time.
Raymond is proud to have completed the Snapdragon Stadium with over 88,000 hours of work and zero injuries! A shout out to our employees who had full buy-in and personal accountability of our safety program to help keep themselves and those around them safe.