Olympus

Olympus Sports Campus revs up for groundbreaking, attracts key partnerships

NHL Legend, Phil Esposito, founder of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and EDGE Sports Group, sports ecosystem specialists, join the Olympus Sports Team

Clermont, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2022) – Olympus, the innovative master-planned community and lifestyle destination encompassing 250 acres in central Florida, is revving up for a 2023 groundbreaking on its dynamic Sports Campus. The campus, uniquely programmed to include a cutting-edge Performance institute, impressive range of multi-sport training and competition venues and  a year-round schedule of amateur, collegiate and elite events, will be bolstered by new and exciting partnerships with NHL Ice Hockey Hall of Famer and founder of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Phil Esposito, and Boston-based EDGE Sports Group.

Esposito, one of the greatest ice hockey players and one of the most influential ice hockey executives of all time, is now the founding member of the Ice Center at Olympus. Estimated to cost $20 million, the Ice Center at Olympus will feature two NHL regulation ice surfaces (including one fully sled-hockey-compatible surface) for ice hockey and figure skating training and competition.

 “Olympus is a truly visionary community and incredible sports destination,” said Esposito. “I’m so proud to be a part of the Olympus Ice Center, which is not only going to energize the growth and popularity of ice hockey in Florida, but also globally.”

Esposito, whose likeness is immortalized on a statue at Tampa Bay’s Amelie Arena, continued, “The Ice Center at Olympus is the perfect platform for teams like the Lightning to deliver exceptional development programs to Central Florida. It’s also the perfect venue for high school, collegiate and professional team training and international competition.”

“From the moment we began planning the Ice Center at Olympus, I knew Phil was the right partner,” said Michael Carroll, CEO of Olympus. “He brings an incredible passion to the Center’s development and programming. I value his friendship, leadership and the important role he plays as a global ambassador for the sport of ice hockey.”

It was also announced today that Olympus has developed a strategic partnership with Boston-based EDGE Sports Group, the premier athletic ecosystem specialists, to facilitate development, design and management of the 60-acre Sports Campus at Olympus.

EDGE is a powerful addition to the Olympus team, bringing over 30 years of experience in delivering on all aspects of sports venue design, development and management,” said Carroll.

Located at the highest elevation on the Olympus property, overlooking the internal lake with dramatic views of Central Florida, the Sports Campus will feature traditional and emerging sports across indoor and outdoor training and competition venues; a year-round schedule of amateur, collegiate and elite events with onsite hospitality and entertainment; and an all-encompassing Performance Institute for top athletes from around the globe.

“We are honored to join forces with Olympus and its team to deliver a self-sustaining, thriving and globally renowned sports hub and destination in Central Florida,” said Brian DeVellis, founder and president of EDGE Sports Group. “Our job doesn’t end when the last brick is laid. We ensure that the Sports Campus at Olympus remains a community cornerstone for decades to come.”

The crown jewel of the sports campus will be a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena ready to host major sporting and entertainment events. The sports campus will also feature an international soccer center comprised of a 3,500-seat soccer stadium and multiple soccer pitches; the Ice Center; a multi-sport fieldhouse for volleyball, basketball, gymnastics and more; a beach volleyball pavilion; a 4.5-mile trail system for triathlon and other special events; and the largest authentic red-clay tennis court center in the U.S. designed to host large-scale events on par with major international tennis competitions.

“We’re known as the ‘Choice of Champions’ not just because so many elite and Olympic athletes live and train here, but because we carry that way of thinking into our community,” Clermont Mayor Tim Murry said. “Olympus continues to introduce and develop quality and relative partnerships that will allow these athletes even more training and competition opportunities, and that will benefit everyone involved. We are very excited about what is coming soon to Wellness Way!”

The cutting-edge Olympus Performance Institute will help the world’s greatest athletes train, improve, refine and recover with elite-level strength and conditioning, athletic training, nutrition and athletic dining services, and more. Amenities include hydrotherapy, sauna, cold and hot tubs, cryotherapy, and a red-light therapy pod. Additionally, the institute will house an athlete lounge and content creation center giving athletes the opportunity to stay on top of every aspect of their game.

Athletes, fans and guests alike will enjoy the benefits of onsite hospitality at one of four hotels across the Olympus master plan, including a highly-amenitized sports resort and conference center.

Another Olympus partner, Broadcast Service Group, will bring full-service broadcast and video production services to the Sports Campus, ensuring that venues are always broadcast-ready. Broadcast Service Group’s portfolio of clients includes ESPN, NBC Sports, Telemundo, Fox Sports, MLS, Orlando City, US Open Tennis and more.

Already making a significant impact in Central Florida, Olympus is projected to bring more than 2,800 jobs and have an economic impact of more than $1.5 billion at buildout.

To follow the development of Olympus, for more information or to inquire about opportunities, visit olympusorlando.com.

About Olympus

Olympus is designed as a platform for business innovation and economic growth –– a smart, connected wellness community and global sports and entertainment destination. Olympus features a synergistic array of development opportunities in healthcare, wellness, fitness, sports training and competition, hospitality, and residential. These zones of excellence are centered in and around a vibrant Town Center, serving as the heart of the Wellness Way growth area in Greater Orlando. The Olympus development team has created proprietary market drivers –– an innovative master plan, high-value entitlements, world-class partners, a sports campus, and a perfect location. These drivers build business and real estate development within the 243-acre master planned community and destination, which is projected to drive 2,800 direct, onsite jobs and over $1.5 billion in economic value at buildout. For more information visit olympusorlando.com.

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Tara Burgess

tara@olympusorlando.com

EDGE Sports Group announces expansion of Pro Shop and Strength & Conditioning Partnerships to BOCH ICE Center

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August 1, 2022

Hockey Gear Pro Shop LLC and Bando Performance LLC, MA set to open within the Dedham athletic complex

Dedham, Massachusetts – The Boch Ice Center in Dedham, powered by SUBARU of New England, is proud to announce the expansion of existing EDGE Sports Group relationships with Hockey Gear Pro Shop, currently operating at the Boston Sports Institute Wellesley, and Bando Performance, currently operating at the Worcester Ice Center. Each tenant partner will operate out of The Boch Ice Center to primarily service the newly expanded Blazers Hockey Club.

The mutual desire of our existing tenant partners to expand operations from other EDGE managed facilities to The Boch Ice Center shows not only the strength of the EDGE Sports Group ecosystem, but the appeal in partnering with the Blazers Hockey Club and its association with the Boch and Subaru of New England brands” said Brian DeVellis, Founder and President of EDGE Sports Group.

“We are thrilled to bring the Bando name and brand to Dedham, and there is no better place to open our third location than in The Boch Ice Center” said George Tavares, managing partner of Bando Performance.  “Our current locations in Woburn and Worcester are a proven concept that joins best-in-class locations with top tier athletic programs and the Bando training system.   We look forward to working with not only the Blazers, but also the youth and high school student athletes to make them better.”

“Launching our third location at The Boch Ice Center in partnership with EDGE Sports Group and the Blazers Hockey Club is a tremendous opportunity for HockeyGear Pro Shop” said its co-owner, Austin Wambolt.  “Building on our positive relationship in Wellesley at the Boston Sports Institute, we are energized by the strength of programming and passion of the Blazers Hockey Club and look forward to servicing its teams and families for years to come.”

Continuing this partnership with EDGE Sports Group is exciting,” said Boch Jr. “We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art space for team building and fun in this community. The success of Boch Ice Center and the Blazers Hockey Club over the years has been incredible, and we look forward to continuing to be a part of their future.”

EDGE Sports Group (ESG Associates Inc.) was formed to react to the growing demand for public private partnerships that provide year-round athletic venues. EDGE assists clients navigate through public processes at the local, state and federal levels; work with private capital and conventional lenders to obtain financing; and establish the programming and operational framework required to sustain the model. EDGE is a full-service company that brings over 30 years of private and public recreational design experience and offers the full gamut of strategic and operational services in: Assessment, Feasibility & Market Studies; Design, Permit & Construction Management; and Programming & Operations.

In addition to the Boch Ice Center, the EDGE Sports Group managed portfolio also consists of:

  • Boston Sports Institutea Steward Family Facility in Wellesley,
  • Thayer Sports Center in Braintree,
  • Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, and
  • Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke, and
  • Essex Sports Center in Middleton, and
  • Worcester Ice Center in Worcester.

 

Media Contact

Delilah Knisley, Director Media Relations

EDGE Sports Group / ESG Associates Inc.

delilah@edgesportsgroup.com

Boch Ice Center Extends Naming Rights Partnership With Subaru Of New England And Ernie Boch Jr.

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June 6, 2022


Albany Road – Sports Complex Investor LLC and ESG Associates Inc. (“EDGE Sports Group”) Negotiate Deal

EDGE Sports Group, on behalf of Albany Road Real Estate Partners, LLC, has expanded the naming rights partnership agreement for the Boch Ice Center in Dedham, MA with Subaru of New England, Inc. through its CEO & President, Ernie Boch Jr.

Affixing the Subaru of New England name on not only the Boch Ice Center, but also on its anchor club hockey program, the Blazers Hockey Club and its 38 boys and girls’ teams, further emphasizes the strength of the branding partnership. The Blazers Hockey Club brand, with teams in both the Eastern Hockey Federation and New England Girls Hockey League, echoes the best-in-class name recognition of both Ernie Boch Jr. and Subaru of New England, and we are thrilled to be able to continue and expand on the relationship” said Christopher Knisley, President of Albany Road Real Estate Partners.

The Naming Rights Agreement extends through 2029, and includes facility naming rights, Blazers Hockey Club program branding, in-facility sponsorship and imaging, as well as in-facility appearances by Ernie Boch Jr. Terms of the partnership remain undisclosed.

Continuing this partnership with EDGE Sports Group is exciting,” said Boch Jr. “We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art space for team building and fun in this community. The success of Boch Ice Center and the Blazers Hockey Club over the years has been incredible, and we look forward to continuing to be a part of their future.”

Albany Road Real Estate Partners acquired the Boch Ice Center in February 2022 as part of a five (5) professional multi-sport athletic facilities portfolio.  The portfolio includes ice rinks, swimming pools, turf fields, basketball courts, strength and conditioning facilities, various physical therapy and medical practices, and pro shops / restaurants / concessions infrastructure, totaling approximately 445,000 square feet. The portfolio aggregation and acquisition was orchestrated by, and will be professionally managed by, EDGE Sports Group, a full-service athletic facility consultant, developer, and manager with over 30 years of experience in the industry.

The opportunity to not only continue, but to build on the partnership with such an iconic New England name such as Ernie Boch Jr. and the Subaru of New England brand was an easy decision for the Boch Ice Center to make,” said Brian DeVellis, President of EDGE Sports Group, the managing partner of the Boch Ice Center.

In addition to the Boch Ice Center, the EDGE managed portfolio also consists of:

  • Boston Sports Institutea Steward Family Facility in Wellesley,
  • Thayer Sports Center in Braintree,
  • Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, and
  • Hobomock Arena in Pembroke.

 

Media Contact

Delilah Knisley, Director Media Relations

ESG Associates Incorporated / Boch Ice Center

delilah@edgesportsgroup.com

Thayer Sports Center Locker Room

Promotion Announcement

(Wellesley, MA – April 27, 2022)

ESG Associates Incorporated / EDGE Sports Group is excited to announce promotions of:

Derek Alfama as its new Chief Executive Officer, and

Marybeth Brandt as its new Director of Human Resources, and

Chris Walsh as its new Chief Operations Officer effective April 25, 2022.  

Having served EDGE Sports Group over the past 5, 6 and 7 years respectively, Derek, Marybeth and Chris bring historical knowledge and an in-depth understanding of EDGE’s corporate philosophy, athletic ecosystem model and each’s integration with our valued clients and partnerships.

“I am beyond thrilled to have Derek, Marybeth and Chris take control of our operations component of the EDGE Sports Group ecosystem of facilities and employee base,” said EDGE founder and president Brian DeVellis, who will focus on emerging opportunities and markets while still advising operations on an as needed basis.

“With EDGE’s expansion in the growing markets of Florida and Arizona, along with expansion of its current portfolio partnerships beyond our seven managed properties, our current clients, user groups and partners can rest assured that EDGE Operations will be well served by the steady and trusted team of veteran leadership that has been instrumental in getting EDGE into the position that we are today … as a leader in public private partnerships developing family-oriented athletic recreation centers.”

To learn more about EDGE Sports Group’s current portfolio, please visit www.EDGEsportsgroup.com

Boston Sports Institute

Albany Road JV Nails $86M Sports Package; Brookline Bank Funds ‘Compelling’ Platform

WELLESLEY — It is Game On for Albany Road Real Estate Partners via the Hub-based opportunity fund’s $86.2 million purchase of five first-class athletic facilities in suburban Boston leveraged by $61 million from Brookline Bank. The joint venture with ESG Associates secures 445,000 sf of arena space in an off-market transaction headlined by the gleaming complex here at Boston Sports Institute, a multi-tiered fitness center featuring hockey in its 153,000-sf constitution, an element of all the assets bought.

According to Albany Road President Christopher J. Knisley, the acquisition orchestrated sans brokers is part of a grander vision beyond its inaugural shot across the bow to “a somewhat fractured industry” whose ownership is still primarily individually held and operated. Given his firm maintains “it is no longer a mom-and-pop industry,” Knisley says the partnership “expects this aggregation strategy will generate opportunities to create and/or enhance new and existing revenue streams, and to reduce expenses through critical mass operating efficiencies” and branding of the endeavor.

“This is a unique and compelling opportunity that we are pursuing vigorously yet strategically,” Knisley tells Real Reporter in agreeing the transaction “is like nothing else” in the firm’s investment history which will reach 10 years this summer. Since buying a modest retail plaza in central New Hampshire, Albany Road has acquired over $1.6 billion of assets across the country, most recently via a $250 million fully discretionary fund that has been in business for the past year.

Fund III’s target assets did not match the latest endeavor’s unusual framework, leading to formation of a separate entity to acquire “the Northeast Athletic Facility Portfolio.” Star of the show would be the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, constructed in 2018, the two-story building at 900 Worcester St. also offering basketball courts, a pool, pro shop and outdoor fields to accommodate baseball, flag football, lacrosse and soccer.

The Foxboro Sports Center in namesake Foxborough is next in scale, that building turning 20 next year comprising 98,950 sf in a single-story format. Then would be the 90,000-sf Thayer Sports Center in Braintree, also on one level and tricked out as a shiny hockey rink that came on line in 2019. Rounding out the portfolio is the 58,100-sf Hobomock Ice Arena in Pembroke, and the slightly smaller Boch Ice Center in Dedham, a 15-yearold building totaling 44,250 sf.

Having its CRE footprint emerge across the country since 2012, Albany Road concentrated on many bread-andbutter asset classes including industrial, office and retail, but Knisley says Albany Road’s legacy of consistently delivering hefty returns is being challenged of late by intense competition driving up pricing for certain CRE staples, most notably the industrial realm in which the firm has been especially successful with generating aboveaverage results. The current environment is prompting Albany Road to consider alternative and specialty realms to achieve those aims, Knisley relays in detailing why they shifted into a field that has elements of an operating company.

Addressing that complexity is ESG Associates, aka Edge Sports Group, whose President Brian DeVellis launched the group a quarter-century ago as a full-service athletic facility consultant, developer and manager formed to respond to a growing demand for recreational programming from communities, schools and other private and non-private organizations. “Without the comfort and confidence we have in Brian DeVellis and his group, we would not have done this deal,” Knisley declares. “They are by far the recognized leader in this space, and we are very enthused and honored to have them on board as we expand this platform in new and exciting directions.”

The initial quintet of assets are focused on a hockey component, but as noted in the Boston Sports Institute, the holdings do come with basketball courts, swimming pools, strength and conditioning rooms and turf fields, as well as various physical therapy and medical practices plus concession and dining areas, pro shops and other retail units. The properties were purposefully assembled across the southern and western suburbs of Greater Boston, “a region known for its passion for youth sports in general, and youth hockey in particular,” outlines Knisley.

Sharing the passion Albany Road is expressing towards the joint venture is DeVellis. “We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with Albany Road on this new platform, given their reputation, strong track record and ability to recognize real estate opportunities ahead of trends,” DeVellis says in a statement to Real Reporter, adding, “This partnership will allow ESG to not only more efficiently manage and grow this portfolio, but to also pivot quickly to capitalize on future opportunities to create a growing eco-system of family oriented sports, recreation and entertainment centers.”

Further validating the concept was the lending community, according to Knisley, who observes that, “given the continuous cash-flow nature of the portfolio, coupled with the ability to enhance bottom-line net operating income, acquisition financing was sought after by a number of different lenders.” Ultimately, the borrowers gave their nod to Brookline Bank. “We are thrilled to further our relationship with Brookline Bank, given our strong history together and mutual respect for one another—we could not have asked for a better lender to join us on this exciting new platform,” says Knisley.

Deeming the process “a fairly nuanced and complex transaction,” Knisley gave a shout-out to loan officers David L’Heureux and Joseph O’Leary “and the rest of the Brookline Bank team” for putting together the victorious lending package.

In terms of any Covid-related hesitations, Albany Road maintains the pandemic will only serve to inspire recreational pursuits going forward, and have other positive elements such as offering diversification from traditional real estate cycles and product types. According to Albany Road Vice President Tyler Savonen, the youth sports and recreation space “is the ultimate panacea to any remote, work-from-home concern that has dominated real estate since the onset of the pandemic. This portfolio, and this space, are insulated from that concern (because) what occurs at these facilities cannot be done remotely . . . Moreover, the demand for youth sports participation has remained stable during the pandemic, as it has historically during recessionary periods.”

As to growth projections, Knisley says the firm is presently getting its arms around the large assemblage of assets to begin the campaign, but adds he is hopeful the firm can double in dollar volume by year end from the initial $86.2 million commitment. The focus for now will remain metropolitan Boston and concentrating on hockey arenas given a perceived lack of development opportunities from competitors. “We expect positive things going forward with this,” says Knisley.

Boston Sports Institute External

Energy-Efficient Sports Hub

Located in a suburb of MetroWest Boston, the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Mass., is a 130,000-square-foot multi-use recreation facility with two hockey ice arenas, a synthetic turf field, track, pool, warm-up pool, sports rehabilitation area and strength training space. Located in a collegiate town, the facility provides ice and pool time for local schools, and can be rented out for private organizations and sports groups.

Designed by PDA Inc., Natick, Mass., in connection with design-builder Dacon Corp., Natick, Barnes Buildings and Management Group Inc., Weymouth, Mass., was the project builder and installer. Completed in July 2019, the project presented a number of challenges, including an increased condensation risk from the high interior relative humidity levels of the pools (60%) and ice rinks (48%), which is minimized via thermal insulation.

A variety of energy conservation measures were incorporated into the building to address the operation challenges of multiple high-energy demand environments. Loop systems with heat exchangers and circulation pumps reclaim thermal energy from the ice rinks to heat the pool. And, LED lighting and high-efficiency water heaters are used for ice resurfacing, along with an ammonia refrigeration system. Additionally, the facility’s 100,000-square-foot roof and electrical infrastructure is set up for a 900kW photovoltaic array to be installed at a later date.

To meet the functional and aesthetic project goals, an exterior wall assembly consisting of 58,000 square feet of insulated metal panels (IMPs) from Metl-Span, Lewisville, Texas, in a tri-color pattern of Smoke Gray, Polar White and Sandstone provides a weather enclosure, insulation, and an air and vapor barrier. The facility is a metal building system from Houston-based Metallic Building Co., built around the shell of the pool, which was used for the 2012 Olympic trials, that was shipped to the site.

Kevin Provencher, AIA, LEED AP, director of architecture at Dacon, says IMPs are an effective solution for multiuse facilities with variable environmental requirements. “Both ice rinks and natatoriums have high moisture loads, but the ice rinks’ temperature will be maintained at 55 F while the pools are at 82 F. It’s an ideal wall system for a facility with demanding environmental needs.”

To hide the rooftop equipment, a parapet on the gable end of the building above the pool starts low at the eaves and grows to 3 feet at the peak. An accent band made with Metl-Span’s 7.2 Rib single-skin panels starts near the top of the building and continues horizontally from the windows.

More than 75% of the roofing is Metallic Buildings’ double-lock standing seam roof system in Galvalume. Metl-Span’s CFR IMPs in Galvalume are used for the roofing above the pool. The IMPs start approximately 35 feet from the roof peak so the top section is the standing seam panels. At the transition, the roofline drops 1 foot. The interior skin on the roofing and wall IMPs in the pool area are coated with Flurothane IV, a finish formulated to withstand corrosive environments from Minneapolis-based Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings.

“Our client wanted a strong visual impact on the north façade facing the state highway,” Provencher adds. “When passing other commercial buildings, commuters notice this vibrant design featuring vertical and horizontal panels.”

Original Article: https://www.metalarchitecture.com/articles/energy-efficient-sports-hub

Inside the environmentally-conscious Boston Sports Institute

Boston, known for its dense saturation of academic institutions and leading sports teams, possesses an ironic gap within its metro-suburban landscape – that of a professional grade practice facility. Enter the sports ecosystem, a mixed-use concept where community and consumer value chain are new business partners.

Identifying a unique opportunity, Edge Sports Group (ESG) conceptualized the Boston Sports Institute (BSI), a US$23.3M, 130,000ft2 mixed-use recreation facility. Utilizing a public-private partnership model, ESG is a long-term lessee that constructs, manages and owns facilities, while the town retains land ownership, priority scheduling for schools and dedicated community hours.

As a holistic concept centralizing sports medicine, tutoring services and quick dining, BSI encompasses six sports arenas. Most notably, a competitive pool repurposed from the 2012 trials where Ryan Lochte qualified for the Olympics. Other areas include a warm therapy pool, two NHL hockey rinks, a suspended track and indoor turf field. In July 2020, BSI was one of seven buildings in the US to receive the MBCEA award for excellence in metal architecture, #1 for the education and recreation category.

Efficient design

A well-planned design strategy for any building correctly configures interaction, energy use, business growth and long-term interest. For mixed-use sports facilities the difference is in maintaining multiple high energy, temperature and humidity-controlled environments. From a design perspective, creating symbiotic environments within extreme temperature conditions is an architectural paradox. Spanning ice to warm water, energy is the lifeblood of these buildings.

Dacon Corporation, the design builder of BSI, centered the facility’s architecture and material selections on managing environmental demand. To reduce operating costs, thermal energy extracted to keep rinks frozen is reclaimed to heat the pools via loop systems with heat exchangers and circulation pumps.

Additionally, to eliminate excessive condensation, high interior relative humidity levels of the pools (60%) and ice rinks (48%) are addressed by vapor barriers, thermal and window insulation. During construction careful consideration was given to minimizing glare in the competitive pool as a potential safety hazard. Windows are strategically positioned high on the north side using solar geometry, thereby limiting direct sunlight on the water’s surface to a few hours per year. Chloramine gas, a corrosive byproduct of chlorine disinfectant that settles near the water’s surface, is exhausted through the roof via vents cut into the base of the swim team benches running along the pool deck.

Additional energy efficiency measures include LED lighting, high-efficiency water heaters for domestic use and ice resurfacing, plus a state-of-the-art ammonia refrigeration system. The resulting program reduces Energy Use Intensity (EUI) from baseline 192.1 kBtu/ft2 to 169.2 kBtu/ft2, representing a 12% reduction in natural gas and electricity use.

The 100,000ft2 roof and electrical infrastructure is prepared for a 900kW photovoltaic array that will contribute to the town’s overall environmental goal to reduce electrical grid demand and carbon emissions. Exterior Metl-Span panels provide weather enclosure, insulation, air and vapor barrier in a single product, fulfilling both functional and aesthetic requirements. Encompassing a full range of human diversity, facility functions are expanded for maximum use via a movable bulkhead, chair lift and drop-in stair for the pools and private, gender-neutral changing spaces. Elevators and accessible walkways ensure fluid access throughout the facility, welcoming all ages and abilities.

BY WEB TEAM ON 13TH AUGUST 2020

Boston Sports Institute – 2019 Building of the Year – Community / Recreational

The Boston Sports Institute by BARNES buildings & management group earned Metallic’s 2019 Building of the Year award for the Community / Recreational category. This is a well-deserve award given the magnitude of this project and the extraordinary recreation features and inclusions that take this project over the top.

Project Overview:

This project consists of four buildings to house two ice rinks, a field house, a pool and the building entry. Buildings A&B have a DoubleLok Standing Seam roof. Building C has a CFR roof. Building D has a metal deck. Buildings A, B and C have IMP, mixed multi-color vertical and horizontal panels.

Why was metal selected for this project?

Cost effectiveness, design compatibility and flexibility, durability and sustainability

Describe the project goals and how metal was used to achieve those goals

The goal was to create clear spans for the ice rinks, pool house and field house with mezzanines for viewing stands, a running track and other facility requirements while creating space below for locker rooms, a heated pool and mechanical rooms. This was achieved utilizing multi-span and gable symmetrical buildings and a gable unsymmetrical building with an attached single slope building. Two jack beams were utilized, one to carry framing over the heated pool and the other to carry the framing over the entry between the rinks and the pool and field house.

Special Features

Building A – Mezzanine and two-ice rinks

Building B – Running track, mezzanine level, artificial turft field, vertical and horizontal IMP

Building C – Mezzanine and pool building; vertical and horizontal IMP with special coating on interior skin

Building square footage: 101,842

Finishes: Embossed finish on IMP

Insulated Metal Panels: CFR Roof Panel and Mesa Wall Panel

Roof System:  DoubleLok

Green Attributes: Recycled content in steel, IMP and insulation

Accessories: Roof curbs, snow fence and acoustical panel at cooling tower

Education & Recreation-Award of Excellence – Boston Sports Institute

The plan for the Boston Sports Institute project consists of four buildings: an ice rink, field house, pool and entry. Clear spans provide uninterrupted space for the rink, pool house and field house, while mezzanines wrap shoes areas and offer patrons viewing stands as well as a running track. Below the mezzanine space was provided for locker rooms, a warm pool, offices and other support spaces. The 101,842-square-foot building was erected on a constrained site where workers only had access to three sides of the building.

 

 

http://www.digital.metalconstructionnews.com/July2020#&pageSet=12&contentItem=0

ESSEX Sports Center Executes Lease with 3 STEP Sports LLC

ESSEX Sports Center Executes Lease with 3 STEP Sports LLC

The Essex Sports Center announced today that they have come to terms with 3 STEP Sports LLC to anchor the 30,000SF field house at the Essex Sports Center effective July 1, 2020.

Brian DeVellis, president of ESG Associates Inc., the management company for the Essex Sports Center, negotiated the deal on behalf of Essex. “We are thrilled to welcome the largest youth sports event operator in the country to Essex. The infusion of their north shore basketball, volleyball and baseball programs are the perfect mix to round out our sporting ecosystem”.

“The Essex Sports Center is a best in class facility that we sought out to add to our national list of indoor sports facility partners… the mix of support tenants in strength and conditioning, physical therapy, restaurants and Dunkin make Essex the ideal partner facility for 3STEP clubs, leagues and tournaments” said David Geaslen, founder and managing partner of 3STEP Sports.

3STEP Sports is designed to give every athlete, parent, and coach involved the premier sport experience. We deliver a professional, inspiring and authentic experience every step along the athlete journey; encompassing club team competition, national media, content platforms, team apparel, and nationally recognized tournaments. Simply put: We Run Sports”.

Essex Sports Center is anchored by two NHL sized ice rinks in addition to the 30,000SF field house as well as Sports Rehabilitation Unlimited physical therapy, Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning Center, JC Grille & Pizza and Dunkin Donuts restaurants. Essex is only one mile off Route 95 on Route 62 west.

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