Griffin Electric executes improvements to Athletic Facilities at UConn

Holliston, MA (July 2021). Earlier this year, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), a leading electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over four decades, completed work on UConn’s Athletic District Development in Storrs, CT. Spanning 23 acres, the project involved renovations to some of the aging facilities on campus, specifically for the Division I soccer, baseball, softball, and lacrosse programs.

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Each of these athletic programs received new playing field surfaces and accompanying seating. Additionally, this project involved the construction of a new 54,000-sf Performance Center, which houses concessions, locker rooms, areas for weight training and sports medicine, and administrative office space.

Griffin Electric’s on-site services included the installation of new medium-voltage transformers, low-voltage switchgear, panelboards and related distribution. Griffin was also responsible for the installation of new building and remote building branch lighting and power, low voltage systems including telecom, security and access control systems. The Griffin team, along with its project partners, installed wiring for the new stadium lighting including foundations, poles, light racks, and controllers.

Daniel O’Connell’s Sons of Holyoke, MA managed the project, working directly with New Haven-based Newman Architects and electrical engineering firm BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield, CT.

About Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
In the electrical contracting business since 1978, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has proudly served on projects in a range of markets throughout New England and Southeast for over four decades. Headquartered in Holliston, MA, the company also has regional offices in Pelham, AL, Duluth, GA, Charlotte, NC and Raleigh-Durham, NC. ENR (Engineering News-Record) ranked Griffin Electric 27th in its 2020 listing of the top 50 national electrical contractors and 1st among electrical contractors in New England. The company employs nearly 1500 individuals. For more information, please visit