Red Bull Arena Topped Off

Red Bull Arena Topped Off

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 14, 2009
  • Red Bull Arena, Stadium Construction, Stadium Talk

Yup, the big ceremony was today. Red Bulls New York hosted a very American kind of thing (though other parts of the world probably do it as well), a topping off ceremony.

The final piece of steel being secured in place signifies a key milestone in the construction process for Red Bull Arena. It is the last piece of over 7,100 tons of steel that has been erected since the first piece was set on August 19, 2008. In keeping with tradition, a tree was hoisted on top of the last beam, marking the highest structural element. The tree will remain in place throughout the remainder of the building process, and finally be planted nearby upon project completion.

“I am particularly proud to work for the Red Bull organization that is funding the entire construction project,” said Red Bull New York Managing Director Erik Stover. “In this day and age of taxpayer subsidized stadiums and arenas, we are truly investing in this community. We are really honored to be part of Harrison, Hudson County, the State of New Jersey and the entire New York Metropolitan area.”

The club is expected to post photos and videos later on today or tomorrow. Once they are up I will try to share them with you.