SBJ/September 1 - 7, 2003/Facilities

Folsom expansion bumps CU budget

University of Colorado officials project an increase of up to $3.5 million, or 33 percent, in football ticket revenue this year following the completion of a $43.8 million expansion of Folsom Field.

Meeting, banquet bookings expected to grow.
The project added 40 luxury suites and nearly tripled the number of club seats at the stadium. Suites are being leased for $50,000 per year; club seats are being leased for $2,250 per year.

Bookings of the new meeting and banquet facilities at the stadium also are expected to become a significant source of revenue, although no specific line item exists in the school's 2003-04 budget for these rentals. School officials are hoping to attract 50 non-game-day events to the venue this year, up from only a handful in each of the past two years.

CU's 2003-04 athletic department budget is $36.5 million, a record high. That total represents an increase of $6.2 million (also a record), 20 percent over the 2002-03 budget, which university officials attribute largely to the stadium's projected improved revenue streams.

Folsom Field

City: Boulder, Colo.

Tenant: University of Colorado football

Owner/operator: University of Colorado (both)

Construction manager and architect: Shaw Turner Sink Combs Dethlefs (design-build team)

No. of seats: Adding 2,641, for a total of 53,425, plus 325 SRO spaces

No. of suites/club seats: Adding 40, for a total of 47, including one double-suite/adding 1,903, for a total of 2,943

Projected cost: $43.8 million

Funding: 100 percent from a university capital campaign. Bond payments of about $3.1 million per year over 25 years will be made via projected stadium revenue.

Soda pouring rights: Pepsi

Beer pouring rights: Coors, Buffalo Gold (Rock Bottom Restaurants)

Seat provider: Hussey Seating Co. (general and club); Irwin Seating Co. (suites)

First game: Sept. 6 vs. UCLA

Folsum Field Subcontractors
Subcontractor Work performed
A-1 Glass Inc. Glass/glazing
Advanced Consulting Engineers Inc. General consultant
All Metro Door & Dock Services Doors and windows
Alpine Site Services Inc. Site construction
Andrex Insulation Ltd. Insulation
Aon Risk Services Insurance
Aramark Concessions
Arborist Arms Tree Co. Site clearing
Armstrong Sweeping Inc. General requirements
Arrow Striping Co. Striping
BCI Commercial Interiors Finished floor elevation
BH Waterproofing Inc. Thermal and moisture protection
Black Roofing Inc. Thermal and moisture protection
Bret Terry Masonry Masonry
Centerplate Concessions
Champion Fence Fence
Christopher Concrete Inc. Concrete
Colorado Asphalt Services Inc. Asphalt
Colorado Security Services Inc. Security
Complete Mechanical Balancing Inc. Balancing
Concepts in Millwork Inc. Millwork
Continental Partitions Partitions
CTC Geotek Inspection agency
Custom Environmental Services Inc. Site construction
Data Presentation Graphics Audio/visual equipment
Denver Drywall Drywall
Design Concepts Landscape architect
Diversified Caulking & Waterproofing Sealants
D&L Entertainment Services Inc. General requirements
Drake Contractors Inc. Potholing
Duray Food service equipment
E.B. Berger Inc. Thermal and moisture protection
Elevators Unlimited Conveying systems
Empowercom Inc. Electrical
ET Environmental Sitework
Falcon Surveying Surveying
Gordon Sign (dba Visual Products) Signage
Graff’s Turf Farm Turf
Guy’s Floor Service Finishes
Interior Concepts Inc. Interior specialties
Interstate Express Courier
ISEC Construction Services Interior construction
Jamison Steel Steel
JD Steel Co. Steel
JOMY Safety Products Inc. General requirements
Lafarge West Inc. Asphalt paving
Lerch, Bates & Associates Inc. Vertical transportation
LMS Drilling Inc. Caisson driller
Martin/Martin Structural engineer
M.E. Engineers MEP engineer
Metro Door Specialists Inc. Doors
Mile High Roll-Off Trash and temporary toilets
Miller Safety Consulting Consultant
Minnesota Elevator Inc. Elevator
Natkin Contracting Mechanical subcontractor
Nothhaft & Son Fire protection
NPW Contracting Inc. Fire safing
On-Time Steel Steel
Piper Electric Co. Electrical subcontractor
Raw Construction Inc. Site construction
RCD Industries General requirements
RMS Concrete Concrete contractor
Rocky Mountain Recycling Trash subcontractor
Schuff Steel Steel contractor
Scott Cox & Associates Civil, structural engineer
Serengeti Enterprises Inc. Building equipment
Stresscon Corp. Concrete precast
Telesupport Services Inc. Electrical subcontractor
Thomas A. Mason Co. Finishings
Thoutt Brothers Concrete Site construction
Trane (American Standard Cos.) Mechanical
Urban Farmer Landscaping
Waco Scaffolding Scaffolding
Western Waterproofing Waterproofing
William Caruso Food service
Wireless Advanced Communications Electrical subcontractor
Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams Inc. Audio/visual
Wyatt Crane & Rigging Co. Rigging
Source: Shaw Turner Joint Venture


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