Temporary Stadium, Empire Field Vancouver
End of 2009 NUSSLI signed a contract with BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) a Crown Corporation of the Government of British Columbia to design and build a modular stadium at the Empire Fields in Vancouver. It serves as an interim stadium while BC Place is undergoing construction of a new, retractable roof.
The Football Club BC Lions in Vancouver/Canada is one of the most important Sport Clubs in the Canadian Football League.
The temporary stadium matches the quality of a permanently built stadium in many respects. In time for the BC Lions to host their first home game of the 2010 CFL season, NUSSLI has concluded construction of the Empire Fields temporary football and soccer stadium in only three month time. Capacity is 27,500 seats, including two roofed main grandstands and twelve VIP suites. 20,500 seats have been equipped with seat shells, 7,000 with bench seating for the balance. The NUSSLI contract also included responsibility for supplying complete power supply systems, flood and area lighting, stadium and emergency lighting, the sound system, and the construction of a VIP zone with turnkey suites, media and press rooms, as well as the installation of external cladding.
For the construction of the stadium, NUSSLI used its own system material, the so-called NT grandstand system, which can be reused at a later date. The total material used comprised around 2,500 tons, which is enough to fill about 160 40-foot containers. The challenges of the project included the logistics in connection with the tight schedule, and meeting Canadian building standards and regulations. The timeframe for construction of this stadium is unprecedented in the history of modular construction in North America.