Northwestern Chooses Mortenson to Lead Modernization of Big Ten Arena

Renovations to Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena get underway.

CHICAGO — Mortenson Construction has been selected to transform Welsh-Ryan Arena into a world-class playing and practice facility for Northwestern University’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. The $110 million renovation and expansion project began in mid-March, just as Northwestern’s men’s basketball team made its first run in the NCAA basketball tournament. The architect for the project is HOK.

“The new Welsh-Ryan Arena shows Northwestern University’s commitment to making the best sports experience for student-athletes and fans alike,” Greg Werner, senior vice president and head of the Chicago office for Mortenson Construction, said. “The university has devoted a lot of thought to designing a state-of-the-art sports facility that offers a great experience for players, coaches, students, alums, faculty and others while also making it the most accessible arena in the Big Ten and environmentally friendly with sustainable materials and features.”

A national leader in collegiate and professional sports construction as well as one of the largest general contractors in the U.S. and in the Chicago market, Mortenson specializes in complex, amibitous new construction and renovation work. Its sports expertise is wide and varied: Locally, the company renovated the Chicago Bears’ Halas Hall complex and built Northwestern’s women’s field hockey field, the only collegiate field in the United States that has earned the FIH global certification for meeting the highest performance standards.

1 2 next >>

Posted by on Jul 1st, 2017 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed