Most sports stadiums and arenas in the United States are made up of reinforced and precast concrete with steel seating supports and railings. Unfortunately, an even more universal characteristic is their openness and vulnerability to the elements — in addition to the wear and tear they receive from fans. All of these forces combine to take a toll on their structural integrity.

Without routine maintenance and protection, these concrete structures are subject to cracking, spalling and structural damage from movement and reoccurring freeze and thaw cycles. 

Restoration specialists Western Specialty Contractors has partnered with Sika USA, a leading supplier of specialty products and solutions for the construction industry, to co-host a FREE webinar “Cracking the Stadium Restoration & Maintenance Code” highlighting stadium restoration and maintenance. The FREE online event is scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, July 20. Participants may sign up online at

Stephen Bishop, Western Specialty Contractors Regional Business Development Manager; Jim Chilinski, Sika Vice President of Strategic Projects & Accounts; David Sorrells, EMSEAL Joint Systems Area Manager; and Matt Wagner, Western Specialty Contractors Operations Large Projects Manager; will educate participants about common façade and concrete restoration practices on professional and collegiate sports stadiums and arenas, plus provide an overview of the materials, flooring and coatings commonly used to make repairs.  

Western’s experts work with stadium owners and facility managers across the country to analyze the type and extent of any damage present and recommend cost-effective, remedial measures to protect and extend the life of the facility and keep fans safe. Cutting-edge, long-wearing materials are often recommended to restore a stadium and protect it from future damage. 

With over a century of service, Western Specialty Contractors has restored and protected some of the nation’s most recognized sports stadiums including the University of Notre Dame Football Stadium in South Bend, Indiana; Lindenwood Stadium in Belleville, Illinois; H.A. Chapman Stadium at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado; and The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

For more examples of Western’s stadium restoration projects, visit