The ADT Event Center is a design-build, 100,000-square-foot arena housing a velodrome cycling track adjacent to PCL’s completed Home Depot Center project. It replaces the original velodrome used during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and is the only internationally certified cycling complex in North America. The building envelope consists of structural steel framing with a precast wall panel skin. Amenities include an entrance lobby, restroom areas, and permanent seating for 2,500 visitors, with capacity for temporary bleachers during events. PCL’s scope of work also included extensive landscaping.
The wood track surface needed to meet Olympic and World Cycling Federation (UCI) standards, and equivalent tracks in other facilities are typically sourced from rainforest lumber. The owner wanted to use an alternative that would meet the standards but be more eco-friendly. PCL researched dozens of woods, and determined that a Siberian pine would meet the specifications. The wood was custom logged for this project, shipped to Germany for fabrication, then shipped to the site. When inspected for certification by the UCI, the track was given a Category 1: not only the highest rating, but also the only acceptable rating for world championship events. This is now the only such certified track between Sydney and London. The certification further led to the owner obtaining the coveted approval as an Official Olympic Training Site, with permission to display the Olympic rings.