Gymnasiums & Athletic Facilities

Sports Facility Designs - A Diverse Playbook

School physical education programs, intramural and collegiate athletics, businesses and community recreation centers frequently have higher demand than there is space available. Competition and auxiliary gyms, field houses, weight rooms, and aquatic, fitness and recreation centers all have high demand for their facilities. In many cases expansion may be limited by available space or budgets. Alaska Structures® can help you solve those problems using our diversity of structures and experience Alaska Structures has gained in over 40 years of doing business while still maintaining the same level of attention to detail and quality as the first day we started. Alaska Structures fabric buildings can provide a portable, temporary facility that may only be used every year during a specific sports season to house your wrestling team, cover an outdoor pool, or provide space for physical education classes during a remodel. Alternatively, our fabric structures have also been used by schools and businesses around the world to provide permanent facilities ranging from indoor soccer fields, field houses, auxiliary gyms, aquatic centers and indoor tennis courts.

Freedom To Assemble

Beyond gyms and other athletic facilities, our fabric buildings may also be used for school assemblies, talent shows, theatre performances, dances and graduations, to public meetings, lecture halls, and movie theatres. Our structures can be designed to meet a wide variety of uses and applications. Our in-house design team has years of experience finding solutions for requests such as for full blackout systems, elaborate stage cover sound and lighting support infrastructure and dining facilities to feed hundreds of people. We began manufacturing fabric covered buildings in 1975 and to this day continue engineering to meet the unique design challenges of varied climates and the International Building Codes from Alaska to South Africa and everywhere in between. Since then we have manufactured and delivered more than 55,000 tensioned fabric structures and continued to expand into new and different markets where we believe our fabric membrane structures could benefit our customers. Unlike many fabric building manufacturers we can customize our buildings with options including lighting and electrical systems, roll-up equipment doors, insulation packages, and heavy duty steel security doors to name a few.

If you have an urgent gymnasium, athletic facility or auditorium requirement or would like more information about Alaska Structures auxiliary support buildings, please select a method for contacting us below.

Contact us now for more info about Alaska Structures

Online Form Email

Call Now

Space Friendly And Budget Conscious

Typically, designing a new gymnasium or auditorium can take a year or longer and require working with architects, a variety of permitting agencies and general contractors. If you are working on a short timeline, Alaska Structures' fabric buildings can be quickly designed, manufactured, delivered and installed by our installation team or your general contractor in a fraction of the time compared to a traditional building. Our non-corrosive galvanized steel frames (powder coating options available) have a clear-span architecture that eliminates the need for interior support columns and can be customized from 8 to 150 feet wide and any length. Our structures are also virtually maintenance free, requiring little to no maintenance over the lifetime of the structure, a lifetime that can meet or exceed traditional structures. All of these features combine to lower life cycle costs, saving you time and money.

Alaska Structures gymnasium, athletic facility or auditorium structures are uniquely suited for use as:

  • Gymnasiums
  • Fitness Centers
  • Pool Enclosures and Aquatics Centers
  • Recreation Centers
  • Auxiliary Gymnasiums
  • Indoor Soccer Fields
  • Covered Tennis Courts
  • Cafeterias
  • Equipment Storage
  • Auditoriums
  • Theaters
  • Weight Rooms
  • Practice Facilities

If you want more information or a price quote for field-tested Alaska Structures gymnasiums, athletic facilities, auditoriums or auxiliary support buildings, fill out our online request form on the right, or call +1-907-344-1565 to speak with a building specialist.

Alaska Structures HGX-Series Gymnasiums Athletic FacilitiesHGX SERIES
15’, 16’, 18’, 20’, 22’, 24’, 26’, 30’ Wide.
Heavy Gable-Style Buildings Provide a Robust and Portable Solution for Any Gymnasium Requirement.
Learn more about HGX Series buildings.

Alaska Structures MTX-Series Gymnasiums Athletic FacilitiesMTX SERIES
40’ Wide.
A Quonset-Style Multi-Purpose Medium Sized Fabric Structure used for Workshops, Classrooms, Dining Halls, and Vehicle / Equipment Maintenance to name a few.
Learn more about MTX Series buildings.

Alaska Structures GTX-Series Gymnasiums Athletic FacilitiesGTX SERIES
16’ to 150’ Wide.
Our Double-Arch Gable Style Fabric Buildings. Clear Span Interiors Up to 150’ Wide and to Any Length.
Learn more about GTX Series buildings.

If you have an urgent gymnasium, athletic facility or auditorium requirement or would like more information about Alaska Structures auxiliary support buildings, please select a method for contacting us below.

Contact us now for more info about Alaska Structures

Online Form Email

Call Now

Worry About the Score, Not the Building

When watching a basketball game or tennis match you should not be worrying about the safety of the building. Our goal at Alaska Structures is to have the most engineered and safest fabric buildings on the market. Terms like “engineered” and “safe” are descriptions commonly used by fabric building companies to describe their products. But how can you determine is those claims are accurate? If you search the internet for “fabric building” and “collapse” you will see that not all fabric buildings are created equal.

Most fabric structures companies use a software program that performs a “linear elastic portal frame analysis.” This is an extremely basic form of structure engineering. During the initial project design, a computer modeling program is used to predict the level of force that will be applied to each point in the structure under a set of assumed site conditions. Because this method relies on assumptions the potential for structure failure increases.

Computer modeling software is also used in the next higher level of “engineering” utilized by fabric building manufacturers. This type of engineering, known as “three dimensional (3D) nonlinear finite element modeling” is more accurate than the “linear elastic portal frame analysis” in predicting the loads that may impact the building design. However, more accurate also means more time and expense. As a result, the engineering analysis may only be performed on a select number of standard models or sizes produced by the company.

At Alaska Structures we stand behind our claim of having the most engineered fabric structures in the industry. All of the engineering for our structures is independently verified by third party engineering firms to ensure our fabric buildings meet or exceed the loads at the specific location where the building will be installed. This level of engineering is both expensive and time intensive but it allows us to be confident that our structures will remain safe both people and equipment in any situation.

Heat Up The Courts, Not The Energy Bill

When budgets are tight, every penny saved can be used somewhere else equally necessary. Our translucent fabric can be used to create skylights the entire length of the building filling the structure with natural light reducing the number of lighting fixtures needed and the hours they need to be used. Monthly facility costs can be further reduced with extremely efficient, proprietary insulation packages and HVAC systems.

Alaska Structures have minimal foundation requirements, reducing the cost and time for site preparation. Our low-cube shipping options result in faster and more economical shipping all over the world. Our logistics team can arrange shipping to your door step or work with you to provide delivery options. We create Alaska Structures gymnasiums and auxiliary support buildings to meet the needs of any project, regardless of size, duration of use or intended purpose.

Read more about the benefits of fabric buildings from Alaska Structures.

If you have an urgent gymnasium, athletic facility or auditorium requirement or would like more information about Alaska Structures auxiliary support buildings, please select a method for contacting us below.

Contact us now for more info about Alaska Structures

Online Form Email

Call Now

Fabric Buildings Gymnasium Arena Grassy Field
Fabric Buildings Gymnasium Arena Tennis
Fabric Buildings Gymnasium Arena Snowy Exterior
Fabric Buildings Gymnasium Arena Soccer Field
Fabric Buildings Gymnasium Arena Football Field
Fabric Buildings Gymnasium Arena Rec Center

Contact Us About Your Project

If you'd like more information, or a price quote, for field-tested Alaska Structures systems, fill out our online request form below, or call +1-907-344-1565 to speak with a building specialist.

Fields marked with an * are required

(Enter your answer as a number)