Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. (HEI) has been selected as subcontractor for structural precast concrete for the expansion of Kyle Field at Texas A&M University in College Station.
HEI was awarded the subcontract by Manhattan/Vaughn, a joint venture between Manhattan Construction Company and Vaughn Construction. The Populous designed stadium will be completed without impacting Texas A&M’s future football schedules.
The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase one includes new South End Zone Stands, as well as replacing the lower East Side Deck while phase two calls for replacing the entire West Side of the stadium which is scheduled between the 2014-2015 seasons. Along with striking architectural changes, the stadium’s seating capacity is being expanded from 82,600 to over 100,000 seats. When completed, Kyle Field is currently projected to be the largest stadium in both Texas and the Southeastern Conference and third largest in the U.S.
Heldenfels estimates it will produce approximately 2,600 pieces of precast consisting of 14,600 cubic yards of concrete. HEI has demonstrated its capabilities successfully completing similar projects, including Baylor Stadium, AT&T Stadium, Reliant Stadium, and the North End Zone at Kyle Field. Heldenfels prides itself on quality products and exceptional project management.
Heldenfels has two manufacturing plants in Texas, one in Corpus Christi and the other in San Marcos. HEI remains active in its traditional construction markets–highway, marine and industrial–while continuing to build on technological advances to expand into new markets, as it did over the past 15 years with sports facilities.