SBJ/Aug. 19-25, 2013/In Depth

Stadium projects get game ready

Husky Stadium (Washington)
The track at Husky Stadium was removed and the field was lowered.
Photo by: University of Washington

Cost: $250 million
Project team: 360 Architecture; Turner Construction; Wright Runstad & Co.
Details: The stadium’s track was removed and the field was lowered 4 feet, and shifted north about 7 feet, to optimize seating and sight lines. The lower bowl and southside stands were demolished and rebuilt.

Rose Bowl (UCLA; Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio; 2014 BCS National Championship Game)
Cost: $168.8 million
Project team: Bernards|Barton Malow
Details: The nearly 100-year-old venue is receiving a total upgrade, including a new seven-level pavilion, which ultimately will include 54 suites, 48 loge boxes and 1,180 club seats. It also will add a new press box, new video board, wider tunnels, additional aisles, restoration of the historic field hedge, added concessions and added restrooms.

Snyder Family Stadium (Kansas State)
Snyder Family Stadium
Photo by: Kansas State University

Cost: $75 million (school officials said the final cost will be higher.)
Project team: AECOM; Heery Design; GE Johnson; Mortenson Construction
Details: New concessions, restrooms and ticket offices will replace the current westside facilities, which were built in 1968. A new fan retail store and hall of honor will be included on the main concourse level.

Arizona Stadium (Arizona)
Cost: $72.3 million
Project team: Heery International; Mortenson Construction
Details: Construction of the new north end zone facility will provide upgraded premium seating and fan amenities, relocate and provide new facilities for the football program, and provide new concourses with cross-connecting access to the east and west stadium seating sections.

Memorial Stadium (Nebraska)
Cost: $63.5 million
Project team: HNTB and The Clark Enersen Partners
Details: The project will add 3,000 regular seats, approximately 2,100 club seats and 38 suites. Nebraska has the NCAA-record sellout streak, currently sitting at 325 games.

McColl-Richardson Field at Jerry Richardson Stadium (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
McColl-Richardson Field at Jerry Richardson Stadium
Photo by: UNC-Charlotte

Cost: $45 million
Project team: DLR Group; Jenkins Peer Architects; Rodgers PCL Russell
Details: The Charlotte 49ers football program will begin play as an FCS independent, but will move up to the FBS level as a member of Conference USA for the 2015 season.

Hancock Stadium (Illinois State)
Cost: $26 million
Project team: BDMD Architects and Vissering Construction Co.
Details: The renovation is expanding seating from 9,500 to about 13,000 seats.

Tony and Nancy Moye Football and Lacrosse Complex (Mercer University)
Cost: $17 million
Project team: McMillan-Pazdan-Smith Architecture; Chris R. Sheridan & Co.
Details: The stadium will be used for football and lacrosse.

Multi-Sport Performance Stadium (Alderson Broaddus University)

Cost: $6.5 million
Project team: High Point Construction Group
Details: The venue will be used for football, lacrosse and soccer.

Young-Wise Memorial Stadium (Hendrix College)
Cost: $6 million
Project team: Fennell Purifoy Architects; East-Harding Construction
Details: The cost is for the stadium, an indoor tennis center and a sports training facility. The venue will play host to football, lacrosse, track and field, and intramurals.

Source: SportsBusiness Journal research

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