Geiger Engineers is the structural engineer for the extensive renovations and upgrades that transformed the 20-year-old Volvo Car Stadium at the Daniel Island Tennis Center into the Credit One Stadium. The stadium opened in April 2022 to host the Credit One Charleston Open- the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America. The stadium features a new main entrance and four-story Stage House, as well as premium hospitality suites that combined with new added seating sections, increase overall capacity from 7,000 to 11,000 patrons.
The Stage House provides premium facilities for players, a VIP Club level, and areas for food preparation, back-of-house media, and production. The Stage House supports a large canopy overhead that shades a 6,620 sq ft area and can support up to 150,000 lb of entertainment rigging. Credit One Stadium is situated in a region subject to high seismic risk and hurricane winds – eccentrically braced frames (EBFs) were employed for the lateral force resisting system of the Stage House and canopy.