Maximizing efficiency by consolidating multiple sports into one high-performing venue.
By providing more robust support spaces for multiple sports, the arena can accommodate multiple flooring layouts including wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics, fencing, basketball, boxing and concert events by way of retractable seating on all four sides.
The facility pairs access to abundant natural daylight with specialized sports lighting that virtually eliminates glare, enhances special lighting effects and reduces energy consumption. Environmental graphic design creates a dynamic and energetic atmosphere by embracing the Scarlet and Gray and what it means to be a Buckeye.
Designed for Human Scale
For universal access, this arena was designed with the main concourse level with the surrounding site, by which spectators descend into a lower bowl. This allows the arena to have a lower pedestrian friendly campus profile as half the building volume of the facility is below grade. The bow of the roof structure just over the seating bowl defines and highlights the core event space, and gives the sense of larger arena venue experience.
Right-sized systems, daylighting, and lighting controls contribute to an annual energy cost savings of 19%. A demand-controlled ventilation sequence is leveraged to reduce the required fresh air intake during low occupancy periods to reduce energy consumption. Low flow fixtures are employed in the arena to reduce the consumption of potable water by athletes, staff, and visitors.