CLIENT

Seattle Kraken/Seattle Storm

DESCRIPTION

Climate Pledge Arena

SERVICES

Acoustics
Technology

LOCATION

Seattle, Washington

YEAR

2021

CONSTRUCTION COST

$1.15 billion

PROJECT PARTNERS

Populous
Mortenson

SIZE

932,000 square feet

Extensive Renovation to Create the Premier Sports and Entertainment Destination in the Northwest

Audio, video, and great acoustics combine to support home-team advantage and big-name concerts at Climate Pledge Arena.

While preserving the iconic roofline of the former KeyArena, our upgrades changed the undercarriage dramatically, adding dozens of vertical lapendary baffles. A perforated metal panel on both sides of the upper deck allows fans to contribute to the noise in the bowl during a hockey game. Adjustable acoustic features include retractable 40-foot acoustic curtains, which help open up the bowl and make it louder during games while muting the echo during concerts.

Large screen video displays artfully integrate into the architecture to allow the arena to transform for different events. Audio systems and broadcast infrastructure support top-tier concerts and NHL/WNBA games. Our work included audio, video, acoustics, and broadcast systems.