SAN JOSE, CA—(March 29, 2016)—Sprig Electric announced today that it has completed the wiring and high tech upgrades at the recently opened Avaya Stadium, the first cloud-enabled stadium in Major League Soccer and home to the San Jose Earthquakes. Sprig Electric’s $7.5 million build-out of the 18,000-seat facility includes electrical infrastructure, data communications, wireless, and solar electric. Avaya Stadium has been nominated for Sports Facility of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal / SportsBusiness Daily.
Sprig Electric provided the cable infrastructure for the Wi-Fi system around the concourse levels. Sprig Electric’s installation of Avaya’s high bandwidth Wi-Fi infrastructure ensures that fans at the stadium can seamlessly connect to enhanced digital applications from their mobile devices.
The Wi-Fi enables Avaya Stadium fans to use an enhanced app to access high-tech game day applications, including a game day activity stream, digital player cards, stadium chat, paperless entry, live polls, parking maps, and traffic updates. Fans can also post their messages to a Fan Engagement Wall, buy tickets, and check out merchandise.
“This is a technologically advanced ball park,” says Sprig Senior Project Manager Ron Piovesan. “We are really excited to be a part of it.” The stadium is designed by 360-CA Schrock Architects to meet Major League Soccer (MLS) standards.
As part of the design-build project, Sprig Electric provided all electrical services for Avaya Stadium, including internal 3D modeling, underground wiring, incoming service that ties into PG&E and substructure work for the high voltage connections coming into the stadium.
In addition to completing the stadium’s electrical infrastructure buildout, Sprig wired the Wi-Fi system, fiber optic transmission system, lighting control system, and fire alarm system. Sprig installed an 882-solar panel array at the stadium carport that has a capacity of 220kW, enough power to offset all regular game day usage.
Sprig Electric installed the lighting control system for the playing field, which offers remote on/off capabilities. The lighting control system also functions as an on/off system for the concourse and upper concourse areas and parking lot and has both local and remote control capabilities.
Sprig Electric installed the duct structure for wiring into the stadium’s data center and supplied the cable infrastructure for broadcasting into the sky box. Sprig also wired the team’s adjacent 24,000 square foot two-story office building. Sprig Electric connected the stadium’s two-acre epicenter and scoreboard, which includes the largest outdoor bar in North America.
Sprig Electric technician-installers are members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 332 in San Jose.
Some of Sprig Electric’s current high-profile projects include 3333 Scott Blvd., a mixed-use campus in Santa Clara; the Menlo Gateway in Menlo Park; the Apple VP03 & 04 in Cupertino; the Playground Global in Palo Alto; and the solar photovoltaic and Tesla Powerpack battery storage systems installed at the Sprig Electric corporate office in San Jose.
About Sprig Electric
Sprig Electric is a full-service electrical and data contractor that designs and installs electrical, data/communications, and fire alarm systems for a variety of applications including commercial, residential, educational, life sciences, high-tech, data center, healthcare, institutional, retail, sports, entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, site development, alternative energy, and energy audit/efficiency. The Sprig Electric Energy Solution Division specializes in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Services include energy audits/efficiency, along with installation of solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems. For more information visit Sprig Electric’s website at www.sprigelectric.com.