With the removal of the demolished buildings finished, the workers are now digging out a huge hole in the ground that is to become the stadium seating bowl for many future entertainment and sports events; and the work is going fast – hauling out a truck load of dirt and material every 3 1/5 minutes!
Going down to come back up. They’ll get down to about 4 feet above the water table; that’s what they need to support the micro piling equipment that will drill down to bedrock below to secure the new building. The micro piling equipment consists of 8 foot sections of drills screwed together as they are bored into the ground.
The majority of the seating for the new stadium will be below ground level and the seating structure will be built with pre-cast concrete from the West Sacramento firm of Clark Pacific.
For now we see a huge hole in the ground but the owner’s goal is to have some event going on there 360 days a year! Stay tuned for more…