300,000 square feet...that's the amount of space needed at Oak Hill Country Club for the PGA Championship.
"Ultimately, we have to construct a temporary city because we are going to have nearly 35 to 40,000 people out here every single day watching the best players in the world at Oak Hill Country Club," said Ryan Cannon, Championship Director.
At any given time, there are about 150 construction workers at Oak Hill Country Club seven days a week. That number will skyrocket to more than 800 by the middle of July.
About 20 local suppliers take part in the PGA Championship. One of those being Victor Excavating & Landscape. The company started construction at Oak Hill over a year ago.
"The projects have involved putting in new parking lots for all the visitors, from off site parking lots to on site parking lots, we have also been installing a number of prepared areas for tents, VIP areas, access ways," said Dale Twardokus, Owner of Victor Excavating & Landscape.
The PGA means big business for Victor Excavating. The company has 20 employees working on the project.
"Our company reputation to be able to have such a great tournament in Rochester and then to be a part of it has been truly remarkable," said Twardokus.
"We've got our golf shop, our spectator activations, all of our walkways, the Wanamaker Club, all the different corporate hospitality. We will soon be starting on television towers, grandstands, restrooms, temporary trailers, you name it," said Cannon.
Their job continues when the championship ends. That's when the tear down begins.
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