Crosier Kilgour & Partners was part of the design team and overall structural engineer-of-record for the MTS Centre, Winnipeg’s arena complex. Our design responsibilities included the structural design of all the below grade elements including the foundations, event level framing, and concourse level framing. In addition, we were responsible for the structural design of the pre-cast seating, and all four overhead pedestrian bridges to the arena.
Our work was recognized in the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba Award of Merit for Building Engineering.
MTS Centre is a 15,000 seat sports and entertainment complex located in downtown Winnipeg. The bowl seating area is a combination of cast-in-place concrete and pre-cast concrete. The roof structure is constructed from long span steel trusses.
The project began in 2002 with the demolition of the old Eaton’s building. Construction on the arena structure began in February of 2003 and was completed on schedule and on budget in November of 2004.