Expo Square - Stage and Signage


Tulsa, Oklahoma

Brief Summary

The Tulsa Expo Fairgrounds is a massive space that includes indoor and outdoor square footage.  Annually, an average of 1.1 million people walk through the fair gates to enjoy 11 days of livestock shows, hundreds upon hundreds of expo booths, and, of course, amusement park rides during the Tulsa State Fair.  Listed as one of the most popular state fairs in the country, the space was lacking a permanent concert stage upon which to host live entertainment.  With tons of steel set at every angle imaginable, and with intricately programmed lighting, visiting crooners and their guitarists now have a state-of-the-art place to wow their fans.  In some places, there are five different angles of steel meeting at a single intersecting point.  Each column is set at a compound angle, and the beams are attached to the columns, again at compound angles.  In total, the stage has six columns ranging anywhere from 13 to 15 tons each.  The piers beneath the six columns measure six feet in diameter and are embedded twenty feet down.  Columns measured up to 62 feet long with 7.5 feet by 5.5 feet base plates and tops measuring 1.5 feet by 1.0 feet.  Two large box beams weigh in at 18 and 20 tons respectively. Crossland turned the project over right on time. This project won the 2018 Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Award in the Tulsa Awards, Institutional Division Up to $5 Million.

Project facts

  • Size - 6,000 Square Feet
  • Contract Value - $4.1 MILLION
  • Client - Tulsa County
  • Architect - GH2 Architects

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