Advocare Sports Performance Center at The Greenbrier
Clancy & Theys Construction Company provided general contracting on The Greenbrier project. This project was completed in just 124 days to ensure the facility was finished in time for the New Orleans Saints to begin their preseason training camp. In addition to the new 53,400 sq ft, two-story building, the project consisted of a massive site package including: three regulation football fields, over 500,000 cubic yards of shale infill, brick pavers, cobblestone curbs, and detailed landscaping. The Performance Center serves as a multi-functional facility for athletic training, physical therapy, and major events. The facility includes a physical therapy suite, NFL weight and locker rooms, and a large hydro-pool. Numerous multi-purpose rooms and large terraces on the second floor allow viewing of the three new practice fields. State-of-the-art audio and video systems in the weight room and the large meeting rooms enhance training and coaching interactions.
Integral to the project were the three football fields— two sod and one synthetic turf. The two sod fields are regulation-size and are positioned side-by-side with a 30-foot run-off perimeter. These three fields required advanced coordination and design. One of the most critical elements in the design was the materials that make up the foundation of the turf which had to meet NFL requirements.
The drainage system needed to be installed exactly in the layout as designed.
The materials used to make up the soils below the synthetic turf had to be analyzed for precise stabilization as well as drainage.
The final grading of the soils below the turf needed to be installed with experienced personnel as well as proper laser grading equipment.
The installation of the turf itself needed to be done with experienced construction professionals who understood all the details for long term success.
Clancy & Theys was able to meet all of these needs to successful complete the project within the tight schedule.
It was a job exceptionally well done. You and the assembled crew managed to meet and surpass the numerous high expectations of both The Greenbrier ownership and the detail-oriented Saints Football Operations staff. Your staffs’ “can do” attitude was refreshing to be around. The entire project from planning for the grass/artificial football fields, locker room, training room, weight room, and meeting rooms benefitted greatly from your expert opinions and suggestions. In short, you and your staff were wonderful partners to work with. We appreciated the concise weekly updates, and especially the drone pictures. It was magical to see the project morph from the initial “pile of dirt” to the finished facility, which can only be described as outstanding. The Saints are very grateful for all your hard work and dedication on our behalf.