The Air Canada Centre (ACC) Stadium Term Paper by Master Researcher

The Air Canada Centre (ACC) Stadium
This paper examines the Air Canada Centre (ACC), stadium in Toronto, Ontario.
# 38906 | 3,400 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 17, 2003 in Architecture (Buildings) , Canadian Studies (Sports) , Sport (General)

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The paper discusses the change in ownership, in client and in tenant, long after the design of the project had been completed. The paper shows how construction of the Air Canada Centre was intimately linked to the dynamic nature of many of the corporate partnerships. The paper concludes that this extraordinary corporate dynamism and influence was the single most distinctive feature of the construction of the ACC and the resulting structure.

Building Information
Change Orders
Partnerships and the ACC

From the Paper:

"Led by Allen Slaight, head of Standard Broadcasting Incorporated, the Toronto Raptor's leadership group announced that Brisbin, Brook, Beynon had been selected to design the stadium that was a precondition of Toronto's receipt of a National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise in 1993. On December 21, 1994 the Raptors announced that 40 Bay Street, the site of the former Canada Post Delivery Building had been selected as the site for their new stadium.
"Throughout this period the Raptors attempted to negotiate a deal to share the facility and the risk and the investment with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite Maple Leaf Gardens venerable reputation, and status as the only remaining 'Original Six' arena, its age was making replacement a necessity. Agreement proved impossible. Maple Leaf Gardens Inc, under Steve Stavros felt that the Maple Leafs status in the community should make them senior partner on the project: Slaight and the Raptors management group felt otherwise. Theresa Tedesco suggests that "bad blood" between Stavros and the Bitove family, children of Macedonian immigrants who had become wealthy in the food industry like Stavros.
"Nonetheless, the Raptors undertook the groundbreaking on their own on March 12, 1997. The first concrete pour occurred on April 28, 1997. By February 1998, construction of the Galleria roof had begun (November 1997), the concrete work had been completed (December 1997) and installation of the roof trusses had begun (January 2, 1998). It is estimated that 35 percent of the construction was complete."

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