On October 10th 2010 the Louisville Arena, located on the Ohio River in Louisville Kentucky, officially opened to the public. The structure was built under the continued success of the University of Louisville’s basketball program. Within the sporting world the Cardinals have the 10th best winning percentage in college basketball history. Although the arena’s main occupants will be the University of Louisville’s basketball program, this multipurpose 700,000 sf structure will also be home to NCAA volleyball, wrestling, ice shows and many concerts. With the support of the administration and YUM! Brands, construction of the arena began at the end of 2006.
RAM Construction Services was employed by the university to provide waterproofing, exterior air/vapor barrier, and acrylic flooring applications on this new $238,000,000 stadium. RAM began by installing basement wall waterproofing to protect the 3 story 760 car underground parking garage. Over the garage is a pedestrian plaza that required 60,000 sf of hot rubber waterproofing. The decorative “waterfall” glass feature facing the river required 25,000 sf of air and vapor barrier to protect the structure from moisture and infiltration. Although the project had a tight schedule, all work was completed before the 10/11 basketball season. The stadium is now the fifth largest college basketball arena in the nation.
- Exterior air/vapor barrier
- Acrylic flooring