Grand Canyon University | Arena

Location: Phoenix Arizona

Completion: 10/11

Size: 135,000 sf

The Arena is a 135,000 sf facility which includes fixed seating for 5,000 visitors. Built for a variety of activities, the Arena hosts men’s and women’s Division I basketball and volleyball games, concerts, conferences, and other arena-style events.

The Arena consists of the following venues: men’s and women’s locker rooms, concession stands, hospitality/club areas, press workroom, PA/sound control/security room, sound system/CCTV support areas, ticket sales area, lobby, concessions/merchandising, team administration/offices, doctor’s exam/treatment room, performer dressing rooms, loading/staging/marshalling area, restrooms, and other support areas.

Project Facts

Client | Grand Canyon University

Sustainability | LEED Gold

Cost | $40.3M

Contractor | Perini Building Company

Type | CMAR


2012 IIDA SW Chapter P.R.I.D.E. "Education" Award of Merit

2012 McGraw-Hill Construction ENR Best of the Best Sports/Entertainment Award

2012 AZ Real Estate & Development Best Education Project Award


Tom Reilly

John Kane

Jannel Horney

Suhoon Bae

Rachel Green Rasmussen

Glen Wollwnhaupt

Greg McDowell

Doug Brown

Richard Bistany

in collaboration with 360 Architecture


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