Quinnipiac University Stadia

Hamden, Connecticut


Centerbrook Architects and Planners


Quinnipiac University


17,505 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design Team
Jeff Riley, FAIA (Principal in Charge); Jon Lavy, AIA (Project Manager); Jay Klebeck, AIA; Nathan L. Jacobson Associates (Civil); Richter & Cegan (Landscape); Milone & MacBroom (Field Consultant); Dant Clayton Corporation (Bleacher Consultant); Girard & Company (Structural); BVH Integrated Services (MEP)

Two stadia were grouped into an athletic village for men’s and women’s varsity sports at Quinnipiac University.

A women’s 500-seat field hockey stadium, with locker and training rooms, broadcast-ready press box, and artificial turf field with high-velocity irrigation system, is on full display upon entering the complex by foot. Its upper-level spectator concourse, which runs the full length of the grandstands, leads from nearby student housing past a central “tailgating” plaza to the second stadium designed for men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse. It has 1,500 seats, locker and training rooms, a fully equipped press box, first-aid facility, public restrooms, and an infill turf playing surface. At each end of its grandstands are viewing pavilions with translucent canopy for special alumni, parent, and spectator events.

Both venues extend the character-generating features of the university’s main campus with brick and cast stone façades. Careful studies assured unobstructed sightlines from every seat. The project involved subsurface drainage for both fields and the creation of bioswales to filter and channel water runoff before entering adjacent wetlands.

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Sports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities

Interior category

Physical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers

Product suppliers specified

Physical-Education Flooring by Mondo USA
Brick/Masonry by Glen-Gery
Elevators by Otis Elevator
Roofing by Carlisle SynTec
Roofing by Resolite
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Scranton Products
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Dant-Clayton
Lockers by Columbia Lockers
Walls/Wall Materials by Oldcastle Architectural
Fencing/Edging by METALCO Fence & Railing Systems
Athletic Equipment by FieldTurf
Athletic Equipment by Astro Turf
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