Apr 27, 2012


The University of South Florida, the USF Athletics Department and Global Spectrum, operators of the newly renovated USF Sun Dome, are making their environmental footprint throughout the construction process as small as possible. With USF’s colors being green and gold, there is no better thing to do but keep it green.

As of the end of January, building contractor Skanska had recycled 91.4% of the materials removed from the site. This totals to 4,248 tons of materials, or approximately 8,497,360 pounds of materials that were diverted from landfills. In addition, more than 50 percent of original walls, floors and roof systems are being re-used in the renovation. Instead of new flooring finishes, for example, the existing slab is being cleaned, ground, stained and polished with decorative patterns. High-efficiency air conditioning and other major systems will reduce overall energy consumption at the center by 18 percent, and internal water usage by 30 percent. Efficient landscaping and irrigation systems will cut the arena’s irrigation needs by 50 percent.

Skanska is leading the construction and sustainability efforts on the Sun Dome renovations and is one of the world's premier construction groups. In the U.S., they are a provider of comprehensive construction services and a developer of public-private partnerships. Skanska applies expertise to everything from small renovations to billion-dollar projects, using a variety of delivery methods.

Information will be distributed as it becomes available regarding the construction, the opening and the events that will take place at the Sun Dome in the near future.

Tickets for all Sun Dome events will be available through Tickemaster.com, or at the Sun Dome Box Office. You can also become a fan and follow the USF Sun Dome Arena on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/USFSunDomeArena and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/USF_SunDome for special sneak peeks and daily updates.

About Global Spectrum Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the USF Sun Dome, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.