Although the summer is winding down, Daytona International Speedway’s historic DAYTONA Rising project is running at full speed.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Although the summer is winding down, Daytona International Speedway’s historic DAYTONA Rising project is running at full speed.
Here is a recap of key construction activities since the last update in August:
• Initial installation of piling and caps (approximately 2,400 piles and 520 caps are scheduled to be installed during the next several months)
• All four of the previously dismantled entrance portals/ticket gate structures have been reinstalled in preparation for upcoming events
• Continued overhaul of underground utilities, including storm and sanitary piping as well as electrical duct bank structures
• Installation of wellpoint dewatering system to enable construction of piling caps below the water table
• Rough grading for areas near the Sprint Tower as well as east and west sides
Upcoming construction activities:
• Installation of piling caps
• Commissioning and verification of services (power, water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, telecom and data)
• Mobilization of Barton Malow concrete for installation of piling and piling caps
DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500.
Barton Malow is serving as the general contractor for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl.
ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site.
Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.