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The importance of properly installed, maintained and repaired HVAC for sports arenas cannot be overstated. Think, for a second, about what would happen when you have a room that’s designed to house thousands of people without proper temperature regulation. There’s a reason why games are only played in outdoor stadiums at certain times of the year.

In a state that is deeply tied to its national, local and regional sports, and roots fervently for its favorite teams whenever they get the opportunity, it’s critically important that sports arenas offer a pleasant, safe and comfortable environment in which their sports fever is not going to turn into weather-related anxiety or anger. Have you ever seen what happens when thousands of people suddenly decide they’re too hot and cold at the same time? It’s not a pretty picture.

Universal Mechanical Group has been partnering with New Jersey’s athletic and entertainment organizations for years to provide quality, professional and affordable installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC systems for sports arenas. We proudly serve all types of sports arenas all over the state, including Alpine, NJ; East Rutherford, NJ; Edgewater, NJ; Englewood, NJ; Franklin lakes, NJ; Glen Rock, NJ; Mahwah, NJ; Maywood, NJ; Palisades Park, NJ; Paramus, NJ, as well as theaters, convention centers and sports arenas in Ridgewood, NJ; Rutherford, NJ; Saddle Brook, NJ; Saddle River, NJ; Ho Ho Kus, NJ; Demarest, NJ; Woodcliff Lakes, NJ. Contact our team today at (973) 866-5445 to find out what we can do for your space.

Why Are HVACS Systems for Sports Arenas So Important?

HVAC for sports arenas is critically important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which include your organization’s bottom line. Imagine trying to host a season of games in a hot, humid, freezing cold or poorly ventilated arena? In a state in which both college and professional sports attendance is on the decline, it’s important that you give your organization every advantage you can in attracting visitors and maintaining gates.

Simply put, you can’t afford to have poor air quality derail your facility’s profitability. Although your initial commercial inspection may have approved your system as “adequate” to accommodate thousands of guests, your system needs consistent maintenance and repair. Like the team that plays in your arena, training, conditioning and maintenance play a key role in the life and longevity of your system. Universal Mechanical Group has the experience, resources and expertise to keep your system running at optimal performance all year. It’s a big job, but someone has to do it…that is us.

What Kind of HVAC System is Best for My Sports Arena?

When it comes to HVAC systems, sports arenas are unlike any other type of building. The size, scope, and different types of environments contained within these buildings demand specialized, specific and targeted multi-zone heating and cooling plans. Some of the areas to consider when designing an HVAC plan for your sports arena include:

The Actual Sports Arena

A large, open room that is designed to simultaneously host thousands of people demands an HVAC system that offers maximum power, efficiency and performance. You need a system that can quickly and consistently reach optimal temperature to keep your attendees comfortable for prolonged periods of time.

You also need an environment in which the athletes on both teams are comfortable enough to maintain performance and avoid getting sick or injured because they’re too cold or too hot. Nobody wants to see their favorite athlete give a half-hearted performance, or suffer health issues, because their arena made it impossible for them to play at the level of which they’re normally capable.

The Locker Room

Have you ever walked into a poorly ventilated locker room right after a game. There are times in which sports correspondents should get hazard pay because of the poor air quality to which they’re exposed during post-game coverage. From player perspiration to showers and a variety of other conditions, locker rooms are a prime breeding ground for moisture, the proper regulation of which can easily result in mold and related respiratory illness. A properly functioning HVAC system is key to ensuring the locker room in your sports arena is cool, dry and properly ventilated throughout the entire season and year.

Concession Stands

Food service is a critical part of your sports arena’s daily, weekly and annual revenue. For this reason, you need an HVAC system that meet proper food storage, preparation and service needs. Think of what would happen if, even for one day, your concession stand was forced to shut down or you lost your food supply for the day because it expired due to extreme weather conditions. You know that you can’t afford to take that kind of a hit.

The money you receive from refreshments rivals that of what you take in from ticket sales, and usually eclipses it. Let Universal Mechanical Group help you keep your hungry sports fans well-fed so you can preserve and ultimately increase your bottom line.

The reality is that your sports arena’s HVAC system needs to be versatile enough to accommodate many different environments within its walls so it can accommodate all stakeholders, including audiences, food vendors, athletes and more. Universal Mechanical Group is ready to you decide what type of HVAC system is best for your NJ sports arena.

Keeping Your Sports Arena’s HVAC System Properly Maintained

Your sports arena’s HVAC system has incredibly high demand placed on it all year. Whether it’s football, basketball or hockey season, or you’ve decided to host a musical or theatrical event, there is a complex system or parts and components interacting with another to produce enough power to make thousands of people comfortable—that’s a lot.

Universal Mechanical Group constantly stresses the importance of proper HVAC system maintenance, and sports arenas are far from an exception. We recommend maintenance on your sports arena’s HVAC system at least two-three times per year to ensure optimal performance. During our comprehensive maintenance, our licensed, certified and trusted professionals will thoroughly inspect all parts and components, replace air filters, top off refrigerant levels, test your thermostat, perform a multi-point inspection, quickly and proactively alerting your regarding any existing or potential issues. If we discover a problem, we will perform quick  and expedient HVAC repair at an affordable price to ensure your organization’s HVAC system doesn’t miss a beat during peak seasons.

Installing Your Sports Arena’s HVAC System

Maybe your current system s past its prime. Perhaps you’re planning an expansion to accommodate more spectators. Maybe you’re looking to upgrade to something more powerful, versatile or energy efficient. Whatever your need for installing or replacing your sports arena’s HVAC system, you want to make sure you’ve thoroughly evaluated your options in order to avoid making a hasty or ill-advised decision…the last thing you want to have to do is install a new system in two years, because your current unit doesn’t work for you. Some of the most common factors to consider when installing your sports arena’s HVAC system include:

  • Humidity Requirements
  • Ventilation and Airflow
  • Individual Temperature Control
  • Air-Balancing
  • Adaptability to Outdoor Conditions
  • Energy Efficiency and Utility

These factors will directly the design and installation of your heating and cooling units so you can get the commercial HVAC system that is perfect for your new and improved arena.

Repairing Your Sports Arena’s HVAC System

Even the highest-end and most state-of-the-art HVAC systems are eventually vulnerable to repair, and one bad day can spell disaster for your arena’s attendance and profitability. Your sports arena’s HVAC system is putting out tremendous amounts of power 24-7, and the older it gets, the more prone it becomes to age and use-related breakdown. It’s critical to address these issues as they arise to avoid the need for premature replacement.

There’s a formula to ensuring proper HVAC system operation: the more you maintain, the less you repair and the sooner you repair, the less you replace. Seemingly minor issue like a senor or switch can send a ripple-effect throughout your entire system, place undue exertion on other parts.

Your sports arena’s HVAC system is a complex and delicate mechanical ecosystem all its own, and it’s important that you have the right kind of help when it comes time to make any type of repair. Universal Mechanical Group is ready to help you quickly and proactively take care of your HVAC system’s repair needs 24-7, day or night.

Trust the Professionals at UMGService

Installing, repairing or maintaining HVAC systems for sports arenas is not like installing systems for homes or even smaller businesses. This is a large, complex and delicate commercial undertaking that requires the highest level of expertise and knowledge. Universal Mechanical Group has the experience, resources and know-how to install, maintain and repair the largest and most intricate commercial HVAC systems. Whether you’re in in Essex county, NJ Livingston, NJ, West orange, NJ, Essex fells, NJ, Montclair, NJ, Short Hills, NJ, Millburn, NJ, Caldwell, NJ or anywhere else in the state, we’re ready to help. Contact us today at (973) 866-5445 to schedule your free consultation on your project. Let Universal Mechanical Group keep your athletes safe and guests safe and comfortable.