Second phase construction of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in US concludes


Welty Building Company has completed the second phase of construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Ohio, US.

The new National Football League-caliber outdoor football stadium is the first of ten components of the nearly $800m Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village project led by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group (IRG).

Welty is also serving as the construction manager for the four-star hotel and conference centre, set for completion in 2019.

With a capacity of 23,000 people, the stadium features 968 club-level seats, 28,000ft² of premium event space, sky-level terrace, and a sprawling terrace overlooking the stadium.

The activated windows of the stadium raise up vertically into the ceiling.

Welty Building Company president and CEO Don Taylor said: “Welty is honoured to be the construction manager for the Hall of Fame Village Project and to be a part of the amazing team that is turning this incredible project into reality.

"With a capacity of 23,000 people, the stadium features 968 club-level seats, 28,000ft² of premium event space, sky-level terrace, and a sprawling terrace overlooking the stadium."

“The Village is a result of the incredible vision of the Hall of Fame Board and David Baker, Stu Lichter and their sponsors and partners Tom Benson and Johnson Controls.”

As part of the project, Welty partnered with the East Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council as well as its president David Kirven.

During the second phase of construction, 140,000 cubic yards of dirt was moved, while 2,400t of steel and 10,800 cubic yards of concrete were used.

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will be home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls and also to other events throughout the year.

A concourse and permanent seating will also be added in the east end zone that will be completed in time for the 2018 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.