Murphy Company, a signatory mechanical contractor to Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 and SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, has been awarded the mechanical and plumbing contract for the new St. Louis Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium project.
Murphy won the contract after a thorough selection process by the team of Mortenson Construction, Alberici Corporation and L. Keeley Construction – forming the joint venture group, MAK.
The new 22,500 seat soccer stadium, which includes an adjacent training facility and club headquarters, will be constructed in the Downtown West district next to Union Station. The $250-million project, with an anticipated home-opener set for March 2022, has been cleared to proceed despite the coronavirus pandemic with extensive distancing, cleaning, sanitizing and other precautions.
“We are thrilled to have been selected by the MAK team to be the mechanical and plumbing contractor for the landmark MLS Soccer Stadium in St. Louis,” said Pat Murphy, Jr., Murphy president and CEO and avid soccer fan.
“As a contractor who thrives in projects that integrate our highly skilled plumbing, pipefitting and sheet metal crafts under one roof, we will deliver excellent value to the MLS ownership team.”
Conrad Philipp, vice president of commercial construction at Murphy Company, echoed Murphy’s testament in an email to the team: “Our talented preconstruction group cannot wait to ‘kick-off’ this historic project immediately. We are committed to meeting the challenge of the opening day schedule, while maintaining a healthy and safe jobsite.”
NO STRANGER TO LARGE SPORTS VENUES
Murphy Company is no stranger to large sports venues. The contractor had a hand in building the stadium for the St. Louis Rams back in the 1990s. In 2016, the contractor’s Denver crews completed the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Athletics Complex with Mortenson Construction.
The St. Louis contractor also was a vital player in the Enterprise Center Renovation project of 2017, which consisted of replacing the ice rink, suites, restrooms and the locker room for the St. Louis Blues, the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions.
Murphy employs more than 300 salaried workers and 900 union craft workers in the plumber, pipefitter, boilermaker, sheet metal and laborer trades from its headquarters in St. Louis and regional offices in Denver and Colorado Springs.
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