Wilson Electric was selected by Okland Construction for the renovation of the PHX Arena. While technically a renovation, there was a substantial amount of infrastructure upgraded as well as the finishes. The arena has a completely new look and feel.
The infrastructure part is what makes the people attending events more comfortable, with upgraded air-conditioning, more restrooms, upgraded plumbing, lighting changes everywhere and opening the north west entrance up so as patrons enter, they can see right into the bowl. The north east corner is opened in similar fashion. There is all new seating, new clubs on the event level, replacing the former practice area. Additionally, new locker rooms for the Suns, visitors, coaches, Mercury, and Rattlers as well. Specialty areas called “Bunker Suites” were added that have access immediately off the court. The sports lighting was completely replaced with programmable LED, providing for various lighting scenes. power distribution was also upgraded to provide for concerts/shows.
At the suite levels, there are new clubs and restrooms. On the Main Level 100 there are new concession stands, three huge new bars, a massive screen in the pavilion that wraps around the entry, four new escalators providing access from the pavilion straight up to the two suite levels, and the top level called “200”. Level 200 will ultimately be refreshed with concession stands, restrooms, concourse lighting and a food court added on the west side. Lastly, a new additional structure is going up connected to the arena called the “commissary” which provides food preparation for the suite levels, new clubs, VVIP Club, and Bunker Suites.
Our scope of work included all electrical power, lighting, and special systems conduit. We worked throughout the entire arena including the mechanical penthouse and the existing catwalk system. Our work also included raceways for fire alarm, smoke control, wifi, sound/tv, and security. All technology was upgraded or replaced.