On April 18, the SoloPoint Solutions’ executives caught more than a glimpse of the upcoming new home to the San Francisco 49ers. Dean Le, Tom Truong and Tom Sons were invited to take a tour of the Santa Clara Stadium that’s being built approximately 2.5 miles away from the company’s headquarters. The new stadium will include up to 68,500 seating capacity and has an estimated building cost of $1.4 billion. According to the website www.newsantaclarastadium.com, the stadium will have an open layout that includes green and sustainable design, while featuring innovative technology that the Silicon Valley is best known for. The stadium design includes photovoltaic panels, water-conserving plumbing fixtures and HD video boards that measures over 13,000 square feet.
Out of the $1.4 billion in budget, the San Jose Mercury News states that $368.6 million has already been spent to date and the expenses include $25.7 million in electrical systems, $20.9 million for plumbing, $30.5 for concrete and $70 million for steel. 2013 is expected to be the last season for the 49ers to play in Candlestick Stadium, home of the 49ers since 1971. They are expected to play their 2014 season in the new stadium.
Tom Truong, CFO of SoloPoint Solutions, said, “The complexity and magnitude of this project including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and construction logistics can really be appreciated when you have an opportunity to see the work in progress.”