The new Detroit Events Center, Little Caesars Arena, was constructed in midtown Detroit with a seating capacity of 19,515 for ice hockey and 20,491 for basketball. Construction began late April 2015, and concluded in June, 2017.
The 785,000-square-foot arena features a glass-roofed concourse, connecting it to surrounding offices and shops, and forming an indoor “street” that will be open to the public. The arena was built as a “bowl,” with its ice surface 40 feet below street level, and the bowl rising about 75 feet (eight stories) above grade.
CCC, in partnership with Tooles Contacting Group, was awarded the $39 million contract to perform construction for concrete work. Tooles self-performed 47% of the concrete work, along with experienced concrete workers from CCC, and subcontracted 15% to three other Detroit-based businesses.
The concrete work included ~50,000 cubic yards of self-perform concrete work by Tooles/CCC included reinforcing, placing and finishing the following: