Coming off its wildly successful championship season, the Sacramento Republic FC was facing the kind of problem most organizations dream of having. Demand for tickets was soaring. With just weeks to go before beginning their title defense, the team needed to add capacity at its Sacramento home, Bonney Field.

But it wasn’t just a matter of adding a few bleachers. Plumbing had to be rerouted. Electrical and fiberoptics had to been removed and installed. It would take more than 100 craft professionals -- plumbers, electricians, carpenters and engineers  -- all working together, working long hours and weekends to get ready for the April 11 home opener.

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The team had to call someone who could handle the job and oversee the host of challenges, both tactical and regulatory, that come with such a complicated, multi-faceted job. They called on MarketOne Builders.

MarketOne Builders has years of experience in the Sacramento community dealing with these exact challenges. The project required a very specific set of skills, and among the most important was a relationship with the State of California and an understanding of their permitting and inspections process; a step that our team was familiar with having just completed the Covered California Headquarters project across the street on Exposition Blvd. 

In the end our team, along with Sacramento Republic FC, Lionakis and the CA State Fair Administration and the State Fire Marshal worked closely to deliver the authorizations needed, clearing the way for screaming fans to cheer the Sac Republic on to a 3-1 win in their home opener against LA Galaxy.

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Photo from Sacramento Republic FC

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