Churchill Homestretch Club

Horse racing in Kentucky dates back to 1789, when the first race course was constructed in Lexington. Almost 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and the longest continually running sporting event in America.

The Homestretch Club will renovate and update the grandstand area adjacent to the Twin Spires along the famed track’s homestretch. The project will convert what is currently outdoor bleacher seating next to the Winner’s Circle Suites and below the Jockey Club Suites into three unique seating options with all-inclusive amenities. This seating offers an ideal view of the starting gate, a superior vantage of the track’s Big Board and a bird’s eye view of the homestretch as the horses thunder to the finish line. Ticketed guests in the Homestretch Club will have access to 18,600 sq. ft. of new interior premium hospitality space in the first-floor concourse area that will be transformed into a newly reimagined, high-end air-conditioned club atmosphere to place a bet, enjoy the all-inclusive food and beverage offerings and other amenities. This premium hospitality space will be accented by a grand staircase and a 100 ft. feature bar making it an elegant and desirable option for special events at historic Churchill Downs.

The new all-inclusive ticket offerings for the Homestretch Club will include:

  • 30 Trackside Lounges along the rail for up to 200 guests offering a “courtside seat” experience
  • 66 Terraced Dining Tables for up to 440 guests creating covered outdoor dining
  • 2,610 Stadium Club seats providing a cushioned, comfortable and upgraded experience
  • 5 private VIP Hospitality Lounges for up to 60 guests

In total, the project will provide for 3,250 all-inclusive seats, which is 1,950 fewer reserved seats than were previously in this area. The $45 million Homestretch Club project is scheduled for completion in time for the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Calhoun is serving as the construction manager for this renovation.


UofL Pruvit Field Entrance Gate

Cardinal Stadium is the home of the University of Louisville football program. Debuting in 1998, it is one of the last football stadiums in NCAA Division I-A to open in the 20th century.

Calhoun served as the construction manager and completed this design-build to create a brand new, formal gate.  All work was self-performed on this new construction.


Thorntons

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons currently operates over 190 stores that provide fresh foods, high quality beverages and fuel in six states: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Thorntons’ mission is not only to provide top of the line food and beverages, but makes giving back a top priority in every market.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor on the interior fit-out of the corner store located within the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Complex.


Kentucky Exposition Center Gate 1

The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), formerly Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) was originally built in 1956. KEC is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is overseen by the Kentucky State Fair Board, and is one of the ten largest facilities of its type in the U.S., with over 1,200,000 sqft of indoor space.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor renovating the Gate 1 entrance. Gate 1 handles more than 50% of all traffic that enters the center. The renovation included expanding the existing gate from 5 vehicular gates to a total of 10 vehicular gates.  The renovation will also include 10 new toll booths for employees covered by a steel-framed canopy with integrated digital technology, and a new auxiliary building that will host a restroom and IT space.


New Albany High School Baseball Field

New Albany High School is a public high school located in New Albany, IN.  Founded in 1853, it was the first public high school in Indiana.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor on the new turf baseball field.  The project consisted of a new press box, dugouts, locker rooms, concession area and public restrooms.


New Albany High School Softball Field

New Albany High School is a public high school located in New Albany, IN.  Founded in 1853, it was the first public high school in Indiana.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor on the new girls turf softball field.  The project consisted of a new press box, girls locker rooms, concession area and public restrooms.

 

 


Jewish Community Center

With a Jewish population of around 8,500, Louisville’s Jewish community boasts many active participants and a wide range of organizations, programs and services. It also has a rich history.

The largest organization is the Jewish Community of Louisville. It includes the Jewish Federation of Louisville, the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, the Jewish Foundation of Louisville, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Hillel and Community, Louisville’s Jewish newspaper.

The JCC has a wide variety of programs from health and wellness and cultural arts, including CenterStage, to BBYO and other teen programs, summer and winter camps and a preschool. The Federation provides the community infrastructure – raising money to support Jewish community agencies, programs and services, offering leadership development opportunities and keeping the community connected to Israel through Partnership 2Gether and missions.

The Jewish Community Center of Louisville is constructing a new facility that will replace their existing 65 year old building.

Calhoun Construction performed the pre-construction budgeting and is serving as the General Contractor for the project.  The building includes 108,000 SF over two stories and includes an Early Learning Center / daycare, administration offices, auditorium, café, indoor recreation and lap pools, fitness center, and two indoor basketball courts with overhead walking track.  The structure is a mix of structural precast and steel and has brick, architectural precast, and metal and phenolic wall panel facades.  Exterior improvements include new parking lots and sidewalks, underground utilities, detention basin, and outdoor playground.  Calhoun will also be widening the intersection of Cannons Lane and Dutchmans Lane once the existing facility is demolished.  Construction commenced in August 2020 and the new facility will be opened in February 2021.


Norton Sports Health and Learning Complex

The Louisville Urban League and community leaders entered into a development agreement to redevelop the Heritage West site, a 24-acre property in the Russell neighborhood. LUL’s master plan was centered on a 4,000-seat indoor and outdoor track and field facility and features community green space and outdoor event space.

The complex is designed to host a variety of sporting events supported by organizations such as USA Track and Field and the NCAA, as well as our local and regional public and private schools and local track teams. The facility also features retail space and related amenities, and is owned and operated by the LUL.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor for this project.


The Kentucky Center for the Arts

Home to many of the Louisville’s major arts organizations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings the finest in music, dance, theater and more to Kentucky! They are the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, to the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville, as well as a host of community theaters and our own Kentucky Center Presents performances. The three theaters of the Center, along with our sister facility the elegant W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre, are Kentucky’s showcases for the performing arts. From Broadway to ballet, from blues to bluegrass, from Big Bands to Beethoven, our stages overflow with magnificent entertainment almost every night of the year.

The Kentucky Center has four times been voted Kentucky’s best venue for music, theater and dance by the readers of Kentucky Monthly magazine. But it is more than stages and theaters. It is the Governor’s School for the Arts in Danville, offering three weeks of intensive training for hundreds of Kentucky’s finest high school artists every summer. Its education and outreach programs bring the arts to children and adults in dozens of community centers, healthcare facilities and schools in all of Kentucky’s educational regions. Through its programming and education departments, The Center is able to bring the arts to virtually all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. And its access services ensure that everyone can experience the wonders of the performing arts without barriers or restrictions.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor by self-performing the renovation on the Bomhard Theatre fire damage project.


Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa

Harlow’s Casino Resort and Spa – The Coolest Spot in the Delta. Harlow’s offers exciting Mississippi casino gambling in Greenville, MS.

Harlow’s is owned by CDI, well known as Churchill Downs Incorporated. Its namesake racetrack, Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky., opened in 1875 and during its inaugural race meeting featured two races, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, which still highlight Churchill Downs’ live racing calendar today.

Today, the Twin Spires still proudly reign over Churchill Downs’ homestretch, and Kentucky Derby champions race by these architectural features turned trademarks on their way to the finish line, the Winner’s Circle and the history books.

As the Kentucky Derby legacy has evolved over 130-plus years, so has CDI’s stable of businesses. The publicly traded company has evolved from one world-famous venue in Central Kentucky to the United States’ premier racing, gaming and entertainment company with a myriad of holdings, including:

  • Five racetracks;
  • Six casinos;
  • The country’s leading online wagering business, TwinSpires.com;
  • A video poker business
  • A multi-state network of off-track betting (OTB) facilities; and
  • A collection of racing-related data, totalisator and telecommunication companies that support CDI’s sports and gaming operations.

CDI now employs more than 5,000 people and maintains physical operations in eleven states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York,  Ohio, and Washington.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor for multiple restroom renovations.