Serving as an entry focal point, the new athletic complex strengthens the campus identity and provides connections and views to the athletic fields and campus. Designed into a hillside, the new stadium boasts a 1,500-seat bleacher system. The complex overlooks a synthetic-turf athletic competition field with new field lighting and CAPACITY1,500COST PER SQ FT$170.00FEATURED IN2011 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities drainage.
The main entrance to the bleachers, public restrooms, concession stand and press box are accessed at campus level from the top of the hill. This enables consolidation of team lockers/showers, coaches’ suites, equipment storage and utilities below.
With premier viewing through floor-to-ceiling tilted windows, the hospitality suite above campus level accommodates social gatherings with dining and conference space.
The rooftop provides a fully equipped camera deck. An elevator and pedestrian bridge link the hospitality suite to the campus.
The stadium complex has generated a great deal of enthusiasm throughout the campus and community, with increased spectator attendance at sporting events, while attracting and retaining student athletes. The multifunctional complex also is used for graduation and other campus and community events year-round.