For the building of the new Chase Center, home to the Golden State Warriors, Mountain Productions were sought after to provide their rigging expertise in the construction of this new arena.

With a 40-year history in the entertainment industry, Mountain Productions has become a go to installations provider when it comes to highly technical jobs such as the Chase Center. With this project, Mountain Productions installed the rigging and control for the sophisticated audio system, the courtside theatrical lighting system as well as the video corner boards.

For this installation project, custom fabricated rigging components were all designed and built in-house by the MTN engineering team at the company’s headquarters in PA, USA. Such components included custom designed speaker frames and connecting hardware, beam clamps with the tightest tolerances possible, custom engineered cable management systems as well as proprietary MTN Chain Slides.

Mountain Productions is committed to staying at the forefront of all advancements in rigging technology by providing their teams with continuous education on the matter. Therefore, their custom designed rigging components were combined with advanced control systems to provide state-of-the-art, highly technical structures. The MTN team coupled their CM D8+ hoists with custom fabricated components and a Soft Limit Control System, the central control system used for talking to each of the elements. They also implemented their MTN Targeted Positioning Control System that allowed for multi-layered control of the CM D8+ hoists located throughout the arena.

One of the most challenging aspects of this build related to the scoreboard and gantry system. The Chase Center has an incredibly large scoreboard and gantry system that closes under the scoreboard, causing specific spatial challenges for the elements that Mountain was contracted to rig. To overcome this challenge, the MTN engineering team used extremely sophisticated 3D modelling along with Mountain’s in-house virtual reality department to assist in highlighting the possible obstructions associated with the build as well as helping to maintain the safety factor that Mountain is known for.

With the combination of unique skills and long-standing experience of the Mountain Production’s team, the company were able to bring the safest and most advanced rigging solution to the Chase Center, a hub for almost 200 events each year.