Project Details

Name: 
Levi's Stadium (San Francisco 49ers)
Description: 
Cupertino Electric entertainment, tele/data, and solar energy design and construction project for Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the San Francisco 49ers.
Location: 
Santa Clara, CA
Project Size: 
1.8 Million sq. ft.
Project Attributes: 
Engineered
Green
Project Summary: 

Cupertino Electric was the design/build electrical contractor for construction of Levi's Stadium, a new 1.8 million-square-foot NFL stadium for the San Francisco 49ers working for a joint venture of Turner and Devon Construction. In addition to designing and constructing Levi's Stadium's electrical systems, Cupertino Electric (CEI) also designed and built complex tele/data and Distributed Antennae Systems (DAS), and installed a 375-kilowatt (kW) solar energy system. 

Cupertino's in-house engineering and BIM teams oversaw and completed the stadium’s electrical design two months ahead of schedule and within the construction budget. Cupertino Electric also designed the stadium’s sports lighting power distribution and control system. In addition to meeting a fast-track schedule, our electrical engineering team completely designed the food service, lighting, branch power, and miscellaneous support systems required for the massive facility.

Added scope of work in the Great America parking lot included removal of existing lighting and pole bases and electrical panels, design/build of new parking lot with in-house engineering and installation of new electrical panels, light pole bases, and new LED lighting at one foot candle per square foot. 

Low Voltage Component
The stadium features stadium-wide WiFi capability, mobile connectivity, IPTV, and HD video boards, as well as a new wireless distributed antenna system (DAS). The team roughed in 500,000 feet of fiber optic cable and 250,000 feet of analog low voltage copper cable, in half the time that the job was estimated. Also installed was more than 50,000 feet of CAT 6A cable for over 1,200 wireless access points.

Solar Component
Cupertino Electric also installed a 375-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the “green roof” and pedestrian bridges of Levi’s Stadium. Cupertino Electric worked directly for NRG Energy and Sunora Energy Solutions to help make this NFL stadium one of the most sustainable stadiums built to date. The annual production of solar energy produced by the system can power an entire season of 49ers home games.

Levi’s Stadium hosted the 50th Super Bowl in 2016.

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