Comma-Q for the Assist!
Over the past two years LEET Corporation spawned a new sport, developed a following, and introduced themselves to Finland via MTV 3 . As the Finnish masses peered at their TV’s, there was a little bit of Bozeman on the screen. Comma-Q designed the arena for the reality TV show, “The Winning Team”.
A few years ago the arena was just an idea. The fast-paced LEET team, armed with a couple napkin sketches, turned to Comma-Q for the development of a LEET venue. Adding to the challenge of designing an arena for a brand new, energy-packed sport, we communicated design and construction efforts from Bozeman, to Whitefish, to Los Angeles, a brief stop in London, and finally to Helsinki. What a ride!
Endwall Goal Design: 10m x 25m glazed curtain wall design maintaining a seamless “backboard” surface supported by a large steel frame with visually low profile spider connections.
Court design and specification: 25 m x 45m Athletic surface banked by half pipe curves on two sides. Working closely with the flooring manufacturer we developed a field-tested reliable installation method with a high performing athletic surface.
Client: LEET Corporation (Producer Tim Howard, Los Angeles, California)
Structural Engineer: Eclipse Engineering (Whitefish, Montana)
Contractor: YIT Group
Project Location: Kotka, Finland