06.21.10

Build-out for the 2010 Games Underway

Posted in Preperations at 9:26 pm by Thomas

Construction Begins with Temporary Seating at Outdoor Stadium

LEXINGTON, KY—95 Days To Go—The build-out for the 2010 Games has officially begun, and trucks carrying temporary seating and other structures dot the Kentucky Horse Park grounds as workers unload materials and prepare to begin construction.

“These guys will probably be here until September,” said Sean Doane, venue manager for the World Games 2010 Foundation.

Workers will begin erecting temporary seating today beginning with Stands A and C, which line the left and right sides of the Outdoor Stadium. Both stands are expected take 12-13 days each to complete.

Stand B, the other temporary seating structure at the Outdoor Stadium, will run along the back of the stadium but cannot be built until late July because of other events at the Horse Park. This is the largest of the three stands and will take approximately 20 days to complete.

“The Kentucky Horse Park hosts many events throughout the summer, and we are doing our best not to disturb their annual schedule for as long as we can,” Doane said.

In addition to temporary seating, temporary structures, such as office trailers, are also arriving at the Park. Excavators are currently working to flatten land so these structures can be placed.

Later this summer, exhibit tents for the Equine Village will be placed, and in August, work begins in earnest, with media, hospitality and trade show structures going up, along with the completion of two completely temporary competition venues.

Check back for updates and photos as the build-out continues.