The new arena for the Sacramento Kings will include 700 pieces of precast concrete and more than 1,000 concrete steps.
Credit: Sacramento Kings The new arena for the Sacramento Kings will include 700 pieces of precast concrete and more than 1,000 concrete steps.

The NBA’s Sacramento Kings’ new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) in downtown Sacramento is scheduled to open in September 2016. That means there’s a lot of precast concrete to manufacture before then.

Clark Pacific, based in West Sacramento, Calif., started that task in January, with erection scheduled to begin in April. The 17,500-seat arena will include about 700 pieces of precast; typical panels will be 30 to 38 feet long and weigh up to 23,000 pounds. The $477 million project also includes more than 1,000 concrete steps. Clark Pacific will use the same project team at its Woodland, Calif., plant that also worked on Levi’s Stadium, which opened last year in Santa Clara, Calif.

The stadium will be three miles from Clark Pacific’s headquarters, helping general contractor Turner Construction and the Kings meet their commitment to hire local firms during construction. In addition to the arena, the project will have 1.5 million square feet of additional development, including 475,000 square feet of office space, 350,000 square feet of retail, a 250-room hotel, and 550 residential units.

For more on the precast producer, visit www.clarkpacific.com.

Check out a time-lapse video of the construction of the arena.