HVAC, or heating, ventilation and air conditioning, should be considered whenever constructing a sports venue. No matter the size of the space, HVAC must take into account the different requirements of each sport and its fans.
The temperature inside an indoor venue can influence so many things including the comfort of the participants and the spectators. A difference of a few degrees may not sound like much but it is noticeable. Did you know that the London Velodrome is kept at 28 degrees Celsius? The warmth helps keep the athletes’ muscles loose and flexible and it is not as dense as cooler air, which decreases the aerodynamic resistance. This means that the riders are more likely to post a fast time around the track.
External venues still need to consider HVAC. VIP suites, changing rooms, the spectator boxes may need heating or cooling. And any enclosed or part enclosed walkways may need ventilation to keep the air moving around the venue.
As well as considering what HVAC is needed, also think about how it’s going to be maintained. If you’re in a multi-purpose venue in constant use, your downtimes will be limited. Employ a maintenance company that will work around your needs and restrictions. We often maintain systems overnight, for example, when the venue is not in use. Think too about emergency cover – you can bet that you HVAC system will fail the day before a big game. Isn’t that always the way?
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