Work continues at a $400 million redevelopment of the mile-long grandstand at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, reports Orlando Sentinel. This is one of the largest construction projects now underway in Central Florida.
The design-build team of Barton Malow Co. and the Rossetti architecture firm will oversee the project, which will be done in phases.
Eventually the grandstands on the back straightaway, or “superstretch” portion, of the 2.5-mile speedway will be removed and all seating will be on the front side.
The transformation of the 54-year-old grandstand includes the creation of new entrance facades, larger seats, escalators and 11 “neighborhoods.” Those neighborhood zones are each the size of a football field and will feature Wi-Fi access, restaurants and shops, most of which will maintain views of the track.
The project is scheduled for completion in January 2016.