The first completed phase of the two-phase Moby Arena additions project on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins created a new north concourse entry as well as eight new ticket booths, restrooms and concession stands on both concourses.
The south concourse now has a 5,000-sq-ft banquet hall complete with a kitchen for game-day activities and special events. Additional tickets booths were also added on the south side of the arena.
The second phase of the project will renovate both the men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms and the player lounges. A major part of the second phase involves renovation and expansion of the sports medicine facility as well as offices, a conference room, examination rooms, a new hydrotherapy poolroom and rehabilitation area, and a renovated treatment room.
The building additions have been designed to meet high-performance building standards as well as the university’s aesthetic guidelines.
The Moby Arena dates back 50 years and has had multiple renovations. It is home to the CSU Rams volleyball and basketball teams. The 8,745-seat, whale-shaped venue is used throughout the year and is one of the most unique college sports facilities in the nation.
The general contractor for the project is Pinkard Construction of Lakewood and the architect is Aller Lingle Massey of Fort Collins.