Matrax 4 x 4 HD Protects Wrigley Field’s Plaza During Renovations
College Park, MD – Matrax Inc., designer and manufacturer of Matrax 4 x 4 HD drivable composite mats provided over 15,000 square feet of matting to safeguard the pavers in the plaza area of Wrigley Field during the most recent phase of the multi-stage, $575 million renovation.
With the goal of ensuring the viability of the ballpark for future generations of Cubs fans, the extensive renovations began at the close of baseball season in 2014. Structural upgrades, improved player facilities, new fan amenities, outfield signage, two video boards, new premier clubs, expanded concessions and much more are included in the plans. Teams of construction crews are required to work within stringent schedules to complete work during the off season so the ballpark can be ready for opening day. Of key concern during this phase was ensuring no damage was inflicted on the structure or the grounds in and around the ballpark during the renovations.
Able to support heavy construction vehicles and easy to install and remove, the lightweight yet robust Matrax 4 x 4 HD mats provided the strength and support needed to protect the vulnerable hardscape in the plaza. With a compression strength of 450 psi and a maximum wheel load of 300 psi, the mats are constructed of 100% HDPE and have load rating of 80,000 pound per square foot. Lightweight and designed with an integrated fastening technology, installation and removal is easy: there are no lose components and worker bending is minimized, contributing to a safe and efficient job site environment.
Matrax 4 x 4 HD flooring systems are custom designed for use in stadiums and other large-scale venues that need to accommodate vehicles such as cranes, tractor trailers, heavy equipment staging areas, and work platforms. Matrax has gained national as well as international distinction, appearing in venues including The National Mall in Washington, D.C., Yankee Stadium, MetLife Stadium, M&T Bank Stadium and Gillette Stadium. They have also been used internationally in Italy, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Chile and Australia.
Matrax Inc. is a solution-based design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution company specializing in a range of products designed to facilitate pedestrian and vehicular access to temporary work sites with sensitive, unstable, unsuitable or soft subgrade conditions. Contact Nicole Andrews, Director of Global Sales at 202-957-2206 or visit us at Matraxinc.com to learn more.