Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE system at Little Caesars Arena
Not only are arenas and stadia using ETFE technology for their roof enclosures, but for canopies and facades as well. Olympia Development of Michigan is building Little Caesars Arena as a part of The District Detroit development. This new arena, future home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, was designed by HOK and features a bowl which is sunken 40 feet below grade.
This design allows the arena to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood. The concourse area, between the arena and adjacent retail and office space, will be covered with over 4,000 m2 of Texlon® ETFE on two sides (east and south), and is near completion. This will allow fans to feel as though they are in an outdoor promenade with views of the sky, but they are protected from the elements. Enclosing this area helps to ensure this retail area is active before, during and after games, regardless of the weather.
Milestone’s continue to be reached throughout the construction of the new Little Caesar’s Arena. Everything is staying on track for the opening in September 2017 and goals have been exceeded for Detroit-based business participation. Vector Foiltec is excited to be a part of this amazing arena.
For over 30 years, Vector Foiltec has been the global market leader and innovator for ETFE technology. We engineer, design, and install Texlon® ETFE projects, helping create sustainable, cost efficient, lightweight, high performance transparent building envelopes, that are both unique and elegant. Vector Foiltec offers the utmost in value and quality with our products and processes.