FabriTec Structures, LLC, in association with Manhattan Construction, has completed construction of several tensile membrane structures at the Toyota Stadium and Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The tensile membrane structures built for the project include a cantilevered grandstand structure covering the south end of the stadium, two new canopy fabric structures on the south end of the stadium, and a mast supported tensile structure over the Soccer Hall of Fame building.
The 433-foot-long by 80-foot wide cantilevered grandstand tensile membrane structure at the south end of Toyota Stadium is designed to cover nearly 3,000 premium seats. The extensive grandstand fabric structure covers an area of approximately 24,750 square feet. The two canopy structures positioned in the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium, adjacent to the grandstand, cover additional premium seating areas. A uniquely contoured 273-foot-wide long by 34-foot wide mast supported tensile membrane structure is positioned atop the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Each of the tensile membrane structures consists of engineered steel support structures covered with Sheerfill II PTFE membranes.
The $58 million renovation project was completed in partnership with the City of Frisco, the Frisco Economic Development Corp., the Frisco Community Development Corp., Frisco ISD, HKS Architects, and Manhattan Construction. The new tensile membrane structures are one phase of the Toyota Stadium renovation project. The renovations to the 20,500-seat capacity stadium for the Major League Soccer team, FC Dallas are complete as the team heads into the playoffs.
About FabriTec Structures
FabriTec Structures is an award-winning lightweight structures contractor specializing in the design and construction of complex cable and custom tensile membrane structures, and building envelopes. Structures that the company produce range vastly in scope and service from massive stadiums and amphitheaters to building entryways and covered walkways. The company’s core designs include mast-supported, arch and frame supported, and point-supported fabric structures. FabriTec designs and develops fabric structures from an assortment of highly engineered membrane materials including ETFE foil, PTFE, and PVC fabrics. The support structures are forged from cold-formed carbon steel and include specially designed cables and fittings – all manufactured in-house.