City: Glendale
State: Arizona
Owner: Arena Development, LLC
General Contractor: Perini Building Company

Project Description:
The Glendale Hockey Arena had one of the tightest schedules for a sports stadium constructed in the United States, and critical to the fast track schedule was the installation of the design-build permanent soil nail wall.  Using permanent soil nailing around the entire perimeter of the site to resist earth loads simplified the stadium’s design.   This allowed for larger open spans within the arena.  Schnabel designed and built the permanent wall, with over 73,000 square feet of shotcrete wall face and 60,000 lineal feet of soil nails.  The soil nailing was completed in just eight weeks.