Eckerd College GO Sports Pavilion / New tensile fabric structure / 14,000 GSF

The new GO Sports Pavilion features a 14,000 GSF tensile fabric structure which shields users from the intense Florida sun. The structure covers three intramural-sized Basketball courts built to accommodate removable Tennis/Volley Ball netting. The specialized custom fabric structure is secured with hi-tension steel cables anchored by 55-foot deep/3-foot diameter drilled-shaft foundations to meet 140 MPH wind loads and provide shelter from Florida’s temperamental weather.

The pavilion also provides a venue for variety of campus activities ranging from intramural sports and club sports, festivals and other community-building events, campus social activities including evening galas and student organized concerts.

The project scope included all associated site work, infrastructure, and landscaping.