Monmouth University, Kessler Stadium

West Long Branch, New Jersey

  • FIRM

    EwingCole

  • CLIENT

    Monmouth University

  • AREA

    49,274 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $16,700,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2017

Design team: EwingCole (Architects, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing Engineers); Dant Clayton Corporation (Pre-Engineered Stadium); William E. Fitzgerald (Civil Engineer)

Built in 1993, the existing Kessler Field Stadium seated 3,000 patrons. When the university joined the Big South Conference, the facility was no longer comparable to its conference ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY4,200COST PER SQ FT$339.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities in capacity, amenities and press box services.
The new Kessler Stadium provides a first-class collegiate facility that establishes a new identity for Monmouth University Athletics, .It has 4,200 new seats with enhanced seating aisles and sightlines, and expanded chair VIP seating at midfield for 800 patrons. Amenities include new restrooms, concession areas, and a permanent ticketing box office on the main concourse level.
An expanded 40-foot-wide viewing deck on the second level extends into the seating bowl at the 50-yard line. This provides direct access to stadium seating and an open-air program space that can provide additional food and beverage services to VIP/booster patrons. A third level is home to a state-of-the-art press box and multimedia center with program space for news media, coaches, radio and video preproduction. A fourth level provides an expansive covered space for camera positions and media.