Matthew Knight Arena

Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon 
420,000 SF 
$200 million 
Scope of Service: 
Special Inspection & Materials Testing 
Quality Assurance 
Project Highlights and Specifications: 

Dates of Service: 2009 – 2011

  • New arena - 12, 364 seats
  • Practice court facility
  • Underground parking structure with capacity of 375 cars
  • 330,000 cubic yards of soil removed to make room for the below grade portions of the facility
  • 39,000 cubic yards of concrete poured for the arena and parking structure
  • 4,840 tons of reinforcing steel was placed in the concrete
  • 580,000 pounds of precast concrete placed for the seating bowl
  • 2,900 tons of structural steel formed the super structure of the arena
Project Description: 

The Matthew Knight Arena is a premier facility built in the Pacific Northwest. The greatly anticipated structure spans four city blocks and serves as host to premiere league sports events including University of Oregon basketball, hockey, indoor football, as well as facilitating concerts and entertainment events.

Scope of Services: 

Special Inspection & Materials Testing

  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Post-tensioned concrete
  • Precast concrete
  • Structural Steel & Welding
  • Structural Steel Fabrication
  • Shotcrete
  • Structural Masonry
  • Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Materials
  • Seismic Resistive Systems - MEP
  • Proprietary Anchors
  • Ultrasonic Testing of Welds

Quality Assurance

  • Smoke Control System Inspection  & Reporting
  • Waterproofing QA
  • Roofing QA
  • Floor Flatness Profiling
  • Exterior Envelope QA