Onondaga Community College SRC Arena and Event Center

Onondaga Community College’s new SRC Arena is a 200-foot-by-300-foot clear span pre-engineered building that can hold 8,000 people. The retractable seats close to make room for athletic events. The facility includes three tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts inside a 200-meter 6-lane indoor track with a 60 meter sprint straightaway, long jump pit, and high jump pit.

C&S provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, security, AV/communications, and site civil services. C&S’s construction management group was the program and construction manager and was involved from the project’s inception.

A portable wood basketball floor can accommodate games with up to 5,500 spectators. The wood floor is stored in an attached humidity- and temperature-controlled space. The event space has zoned and dimmable lighting, concert level AV and TV infrastructure, air conditioning, and curtain dividers to allow simultaneous athletic activities.

Serving the main event center space is a box office, performer green room and locker rooms, media room, 2,000-square-foot sky box, event controls offices, two concession stands, two multipurpose rooms, and bathrooms.

The event center ties into the existing Health and Physical Education Building (HPE), which was also renovated and expanded to include a mechanical room, electrical rooms, a water/fire service room, a recycling room, three offices, one large smart classroom, 3,500-square-feet of shell space, and a 5,000-square-foot campus weight room and wellness addition.

Some existing HVAC equipment was relocated to accommodate new program space where it now has increased accessibility for service and maintenance.

Extensive site work included a new loop road for emergency vehicles and performance tractor-trailers. A bio-retention area to capture and treat stormwater run-off was included as well as expansion and addition of vegetation to the existing retention pond.

The project was designed to meet LEED Silver criteria and the entire project was designed using Revit 2010 BIM software. The single 3D model was shared between consultants and across disciplines, ensuring optimal coordination between trades.