Throughout the entire Sprint Center project, ICON was an extension of my staff. I was able to focus more of my time on building operations because I was confident in ICON’s ability to deliver the facility both on time and on budget.
Description: 18,000-seat sports / entertainment arena Owner: City of Kansas City / AEG Architect: Downtown Arena Design Team (Populous / Ellerbe Becket /360 Architecture / Rafael Architects) CM/GC: Mortenson Construction Budget: $276,000,000 Status: Completed - October 10, 2007
Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes and AEG’s Tim Leiweke had a vision to bring downtown Kansas City back to life. With the epicenter of sports architecture residing in Kansas City, the finest arena designers in the world collaborated to create this dazzling new venue. Sprint Center’s stunning exterior architecture and perfect functionality have made it a proper world class entertainment venue as proven by Pollstar’s listing as the 14th busiest arena in the world. The Pollstar overall ranking of entertainment venues worldwide shows Sprint Center at #4 in the US and #16 internationally. For all of its grandeur, Sprint Center was completed on time and nearly $10M under budget and achievement, in which ICON takes special pride.