Fort Collins, CO – Martin Marietta has been very busy supplying the Fort Collins area, one of the fastest growing areas in Colorado, with concrete. Currently, Martin Marietta is working on the brand new Colorado State University football stadium. The 220 million dollar project by general contractor Mortenson Construction will be the new home of the CSU Rams. All of the ready mix concrete from this job will be supplied by Martin Marietta with Sika’s concrete admixtures.
We met with Martin Marietta’s Marsha Mendenhall and Sika’s Justin Baum to see the ongoing construction for this massive project. Marsha told us that the stadium is the largest project that she has been involved with since joining Martin Marietta several years ago. The initial estimation of 35,000 total yards of concrete has almost been reached already, but there are still large portions of the exterior that still need concrete. The concrete contributed by Martin Marietta provides most of the structural support of the stadium, including the stadium walls, support for seating, and the entire foundation. When complete this 644,132 square-foot stadium will hold 36,000 seats with a total capacity of 41,000. This new stadium is replacing the existing Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes stadium, which is over four miles away from campus. Now students won’t have to travel to see the Rams fight through the Mountain West Conference. The new stadium will be completed in time for the first football game of 2017.
Martin Marietta has supplied concrete for other projects for Colorado State University and the surrounding Fort Collins area. Martin Marietta has been involved with projects for the CSU Lory Student Center, the Aggie Village Apartments, and other student housing buildings. They are presently finishing up new buildings for the Chemistry and Biology departments. The 87 million dollar MAX Bus Rapid Transit center utilized 10,000 yards of Martin Marietta Concrete. Another 16,000 yards of concrete, containing Sika CNI corrosion inhibitor, was provided for a hotel in Fort Collins. It’s almost impossible to drive through downtown Fort Collins without passing some Martin Marietta concrete. Be sure to cheer for Colorado State as they play their rivals, University of Colorado Boulder, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on September 2nd.