Almost like magic, the skies cleared Saturday evening November 12th, just prior to the 7:00 pm kick off of the Pierce Brahmas football game, their first in the new Pierce Stadium project. “The sweet smell of victory was shared by all” said FTR Vice President John Saliba who was on hand to deliver the winning “hand off” to College President Dr. Kathleen Burke-Kelly, Athletic Director Bob Lyons and Communications Representative Barb Dery. And true to form, the Brahmas went on to victory as they trounced LA Valley College, 47-17, a moment of shared victory for Brahama fans and FTR International.
The player’s sparkly clean uniforms were maintained throughout the game due to the state-of-the-art synthetic playing fields’ exceptional water drainage capability. Strong rains had proceeded the Saturday game which could have been the Brahmas first “mud bowl” had natural turf been installed.
The multi-million dollar design/build renovation and improvement project was a collaboration of FTR International and architect Leo A Daly. In order to meet game time, FTR employed several fast track techniques during construction enabling key components of the project to be completed ahead of schedule – giving Pierce that old fashionhome field advantage. The team’s performance exhilarated fans and gave rise to the power of place on this special night. If last Saturday’s game was any indication, the Pierce teams that use the stadium have a very bright future. FTR is pleased to have played its part in building on this next piece of the successful campaign for excellence in facility design and construction for years to come.