Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: Alaska Airlines Center
Robbins is proud to announce the Featured Facility of the Month for June and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the Alaska Airlines Center installed by Alaskan Industries. This state of the art facility brings sports, concerts, events, and gymnastics to a community that never existed until now, and fills a gap in the community by offering fantastic acoustics, beautiful hardwood floors, a walking track, a state of the art student gym, and an athletics gym.
Since opening in September 2014, the Seawolf Arena (Alaska Airlines Center) (AAC) has brought in musicians that would not normally perform in Alaska like Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley, two commencements for UAA graduates (of which tickets were sold out for 5,000 seats), women’s and men’s basketball, and the women’s State Championship Finals. The gymnastics teams and the Regional Championships bring in teams from Alaska, Washington, California, and more. Before the Alaska Airlines Center was built, the community could never have hosted these events.
The Alaska Airlines Center has allowed the community in Anchorage, AK to offer public events like gymnastic competitions for elementary and high school students, state high school basketball competitions, and the Native American Youth Olympics (normally held at the Dena’ina Center which is not suitable for sporting venues). The Native American Youth Olympics were free to the public, so having a large facility with more than enough seating and a concourse was new to Alaska. Also having a separate gym for native artists and information booths to organize and be found was a vast improvement over the Dena’ina Center where artists were relegated to an awkward long hallway upstairs while information booths were in an event room, and a separate concrete floored room was where athletes competed.
We congratulate Alaskan Industries on another fantastic job and wish them luck as a finalist in the Sports Surface of the Year contest which closes on March 1, 2016!
Alaskan Industries is Robbins’ exclusive dealer in Alaska. For more information please visit http://alaskanindustries.com/ or call them at 1-800-541-7623.