Civil Cultural

Crown Coliseum

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Size: 225,000 sq ft

Architect: Odell Associates

Contractor: FNThompson/Turner

Budget: $50,000,000

Fleming and Associates, PA was a member of the design team for the New Crown Coliseum constructed alongside the existing Crown Exposition Center.  Steve Fleming was the structural design engineer for the Exposition Center which includes roof trusses that clear span approximately 200 feet.  The Crown Coliseum is a proprietary cable roof system designed by Geiger Engineers from New York.  It is a circular structure with an approximately 400 feet clear span cable roof system.  The cables are supported by an exposed tubular steel crown located outside of the roof membrane and supported on steel columns.  Vibro-replacement aggregate piers were used to achieve the required foundation bearing capacity.