San Jose State University Spartan Recreation & Aquatic Center


Project Type

Outdoor Swimming Seating


San Jose, California, US




BKF Engineers
Rutherford + Chekene
Hunt Construction
Southern Bleacher Company Inc

San Jose Spartans

SPS Technology’s Stadia + Arenas decking system was chosen for the outdoor swimming seating at the open-lap pool of San Jose State University’s Aquatic Center, part of the larger Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center.

Designed for both student-athletes and spectators alike, the SPS decking system puts safety first with pre-applied wearing surfaces and nosings.  The 961ft² [89m²] of SPS had an upgraded epoxy midcoat applied due to the corrosive, chlorine-rich environment next to the pool.

This 121,000ft² complex, designed by Gensler, is a study in sustainability. In addition to the LEED-certified Gold energy-efficient building, there is a 40,000ft² outdoor aquatics deck supporting two 50m pools: one for recreation and casual use and another for full competition. The SPS outdoor spectator seating is adjacent to the competition pool.

The seating was delivered by SPS Technology Network Partner, Southern Bleacher Company Inc. with help from SPST engineer, Paul Casey.

Some cheery news for the end of the week – San Jose State University Aquatics SPS terraces have not only been delivered and offloaded, but all successfully erected in place on the stools, all on the same day!

Paul CaseyEngineer, SPS Technology

SPS Technology for Arena & Stadium construction

SPS Technology has extensive experience with outdoor arena construction for both new arenas and the sustainable renovation of existing venues. SPS is the most quickly installed and architecturally versatile heavy-duty stadium seating solution on the market today. We can deliver stadium seating solutions for all types of installations: indoor or outdoor, vomitory walls, aisle steps, stairs, walkways and platforms.