Clark Pacific gets contract to handle concrete work for downtown arena

Sacramento Kings arena.
Sacramento Kings arena.

West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific said Monday it will be the primary precast concrete contractor for the new downtown Sacramento Kings arena.

Under the contract, the company will pour concrete to build the upper and lower bowls of the arena, luxury suites, exit and entrance walls and more than 1,000 steps in the building. The company was chosen by general contractor Turner Construction, a New York-based firm with a big presence here.

“We are excited and very proud to be part of this important Sacramento project that will be a great economic driver for the whole region,” said Clark Pacific’s president of business development, Don Clark, in a news release.

According to Clark Pacific, the arena will have 700 pieces of precast concrete, with typical panels 30 to 38 feet long each and weighing as much as 11.5 tons.

Clark Pacific’s involvement with the arena is not a surprise, given its recent work on Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and ongoing work on the new “spaceship” headquarters for Apple in Cupertino.

Clark Pacific’s involvement also helps make good on a promise by the Sacramento Kings to give local contractors a substantial share of the construction work. Kings officials and an advisory council for the project are planning a presentation to the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday night on the project’s progress toward hiring small and local contractors for the project.

Precast work for the arena project will begin in January, according to Clark Pacific, with installation in April. Clark Pacific’s main plant, at 1980 South River Road in West Sacramento, is three miles from the future arena site at 7th and L streets in downtown Sacramento.

The dollar amount of the contract for precast concrete work was not specified. The total cost for the arena is a projected $477 million, with slightly more than half the cost coming from the city of Sacramento.

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