Tyson Events Center

Sioux City, Iowa

FEH Design teamed with AECOM/Ellerbe Becket to execute this $53 million project, which received a $21 million Vision Iowa matching grant. The Tyson Events Center opened in 2003. It features the 10,000-seat Fleet Farm Arena, designed by AECOM/Ellerbe Becket. As a venue for sports and live entertainment, the arena is now a Siouxland treasure.

The events center consists of 27 suites, a press box, 32 points of sale for concessions, a video display board, a spacious box office, hospitality rooms, and dressing rooms. The arena’s horseshoe-shaped seating bowl, with an end-court upper deck, provides incredible flexibility in resizing capacity with minimal moving parts. With two blackout curtains and seven movable seating sections, the building’s capacity can be adjusted from a 6,500-seat hockey venue to a 10,000-seat concert venue.

FEH served as the architect-of-record and was responsible for the local management of the Tyson Events Center, as well as the renovation designers of the attached historical auditorium. The renovation of the 104,500 sf Art Deco auditorium into the Long Lines Family Rec Center was supported by federal tax credits for historic preservation in 2004.

MEP ENGINEER  IMEG Corp.    /    CIVIL ENGINEER  DGR Engineering   /    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT  Shannon Gordon    /    PARTNER ARCHITECT  AECOM/Ellerbe Becket