Sylvester Stadium

Berrien Springs, Michigan

Client

Berrien Springs Public Schools

Area

14,805 sq.ft.

Total Cost

$10,000,000

Completion Date

10/2020

Sylvester Stadium is a direct result of a campus-wide master plan study and the desire to organize common uses more effectively. Before this development, the District had a soccer field and running track in one location and a football stadium in another. Combining all outdoor track and field activities opens-up the heart of campus for future development.

An expansive development such as a sports field complex is actually a small master plan study – balancing spatial planning for approximately 10 acres, circulation, and site utilities. The faithful spectator watching a final regional game on a brisk fall night doesn’t realize that beneath the artificial turf field, rubberized running track, and parking lot, a series of stormwater collection structures and piping transports a tremendous amount of rainwater.

Since the Stadium is separate from other facilities on campus, the District had a desire to combine the home side spectator seating with a Team Building beneath the bleachers to accommodate team/locker rooms, restrooms, concessions, and storage.

The “remote world,” as we came to know it taught us how to interact effectively – remotely. With the uncertainty of in-person spectator involvement, the District decided to invest in live feed cameras to broadcast their games remotely to local “Shamrock” fans or those alumni located across the country.

Additional Information

Capacity

2,474

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