Project Name: KFC Yum! Arena
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Industry: Entertainment & Hospitality
The new 721,762 SF facility is home to the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, the arena is designed to host a wide variety of other events, including NCAA championships for wrestling, swimming, volleyball, and other sports; concerts; and boxing, wrestling, circus, and ice shows.
The arena has 7 levels and can accommodate over 22,000 patrons for the various events. The structure also includes 71 suites, 4 party suites, 62 premium boxes, bars and restaurants on each level, 33,926 SF of meeting rooms, multiple locker rooms, an auxiliary gym, and a 760-car underground parking garage. Standing, it is the 5th largest college basketball area in the nation.
Hussung Mechanical provided Design-Assist and mechanical construction services on the 22,000 seat KFC Yum! Arena and 760 car parking structure. Hussung was engaged early in the design process and provided budget control and VE services. Construction was completed on time and in budget. A complete BIM model was developed.