MINNEAPOLIS, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Longhorns men’s and women’s basketball teams have long been national powerhouses in college basketball, combining for 34 conference regular-season titles and 14 tournament championships. conference. With both programs dating back to the early 1900s, the school sought a home yard that not only incorporated its century-old traditions, but heralded a new generation of style and durability.
Nestled into the hillside of the University of Texas campus, the $375 million Moody Center is the most expensive college arena ever built and provides Austin residents with a state-of-the-art space to enjoy games and live events. Named for the Moody Foundation, which has supported museums, libraries, universities and hospitals throughout Texas for more than 75 years, the versatile facility features more than 6,000 linear feet of custom railings designed by Trex Commercial, a leading national supplier of architectural railing systems for the commercial building industry.
“We are thrilled to help usher in a new era of Longhorns basketball and entertainment for the city of Austin,” said Laura Rygielski Preston, president of Trex Commercial. “Our team designed custom-designed guardrail systems and other amenities to help create a fully immersive fan experience that emphasizes safety, style and accessibility, while integrating with the distinct architecture and aesthetics of the facility from the moment you enter the building.”
Designed primarily for concerts, the versatile arena features the nation’s largest events floor as well as premier amenities and hospitality for performers, athletes and fans, including 44 porch suites – inspired by the influence of actor Matthew McConaughey’s design – and nearly 2,000 club seats, three premium clubs, 57 box boxes and a super VIP club: the Lounge Moët & Chandon Impérial. McConaughey also acts as the venue’s “Minister of Culture”, ensuring the Longhorns and Austin are properly represented and creating a fan experience that is authentic to the city and unique in the country.
With a focus on improving safety and fan engagement without disrupting visibility, the Trex sales team manufactured a series of state-of-the-art architectural railing systems for the venue. . A combination of Track Rail™, anodized aluminum aisle rail, cable rail, picket rail and beverage rail is featured throughout the arena, while custom designed aluminum divider rails are used to create an intimate atmosphere for each of the site’s VIP porch suites. These sleek railing solutions not only complement the modern aesthetic of the space, but also contributed to the facility’s LEED Gold certification.
“Trex Commercial has long been a valued railing supplier to sports venues, helping stadium owners and facility managers realize their visions, maximize fan engagement and optimize profitability,” added Rygielsky Preston. “Because of its scale, this project was particularly exciting with challenges that allowed our team to showcase our capabilities, expertise and ability to deliver creative solutions.”
Moody Center opened in December 2019 and opened in April 2022. The 530,000 square foot venue, which can be configured to seat 10,000 to 15,000, is inspired by culture and community of Austin as basic design concepts. The arena’s VIP club, for example, has a speakeasy vibe with a semi-hidden entrance, while another club on the event floor is inspired by the weathered oak bars found in all of Texas. Additionally, the venue’s private boxes feature porches that connect to adjacent boxes to allow neighbors to mingle – a design element that harkens back to the hospitable, laid-back spirit on which Austin has built its reputation as one of the friendliest in America. cities.
To learn more about the Moody Center project, visit moodycenteratx.com. For more information about Trex Commercial, visit trexcommercial.com.
About Trex Commercial
Trex Commercial is a national leader in architectural railing for commercial applications. Since 1990, the company has been committed to elevating the abilities of all people to safely access and enjoy incredible life experiences, while building an industry-leading reputation for quality and customer service. . Minneapolis-based Trex Commercial, Inc. is a subsidiary of Trex Company, Inc. For more information, visit www.trexcommercial.com.
About Trex Company, Inc.
Trex Company, Inc. [: TREX] is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood alternative decking and railing, with nearly 30 years of product experience. #1 Outdoor Living Brand Proudly Named to Forbes 2021 List of America’s Best Midsize Companies and Fortune Magazine’s 2020 List of the World’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies . Stocked in over 6,700 locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with less ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly eco-friendly choice of the environment. For more information, visit trex.com. You can also follow Trex on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/trex-company/), Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany), Pinterest (trexcompany) or Houzz (trexcompany-inc), “Like” Trex on Facebook (@TrexCompany) or view product and demo videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).
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