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Under construction: Reviewing the building plans

While the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and Baylor University’s McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, have been newly christened with events, many other sports facility projects will wrap up this fall and beyond. Here are highlights of some of those projects, listed in the order they are expected to be finished.

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McKale Center*
Tenant: University of Arizona men’s basketball
Est. cost: $30 million
Capacity (previous): 14,545 (unchanged)
Architect: AECOM
Contractor: Mortenson
Note: $30 million for the first phase of an overall $80 million, three-phase renovation.

Siegel Center*
Tenant: Virginia Commonwealth University basketball
Est. cost: $12 million
Capacity: 7,700 (unchanged)
Architect: KOP Architects
Contractor: Canterbury Enterprises
Note: Part of a $70 million athletics master plan that also includes a new $14 million tennis complex that is under construction.

Syracuse Indoor Practice Facility
Tenant: Syracuse University football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer
Est. cost: $13 million
Architect: Cannon Design
Contractor: Hayner Hoyt
Note: The facility will have a regulation-sized football field that also will be lined for lacrosse and soccer. It will also feature a “44 Plaza,” featuring statues of former Syracuse football greats who wore the No. 44, including NFL Hall of Fame members Jim Brown and Floyd Little.

2015

Lee County Sports Complex*
Tenants: Class A Fort Myers Miracle; Minnesota Twins spring training
Est. cost: $51.1 million
Capacity (previous): 9,300 (8,000)
Architect: Populous
Contractors: Manhattan-Twins Joint Venture (Manhattan Construction, Chris-Tel Construction, Casey Construction)
Note: $42.5 million will be contributed by Lee County; the remaining from the Twins.

HoHoKam Stadium/Fitch Park Training Facility*
Tenant: Oakland A’s spring training
Est. cost: $21 million
Capacity (previous): 10,500 (13,000)
Architect: Gensler
Construction manager: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co.
Note: Mesa is funding $17.5 million of the project; the A’s will cover the rest. The addition of group seating and covered-patio areas will drop the overall capacity by approximately 2,500.

Phoenix Municipal Stadium/Papago Park Sports Facility*
Tenant: Arizona State University baseball
Est. cost: $3 million
Capacity (previous): 8,000 (4,000)
Architect: Gould Evans
Contractor: Core Construction
Note: Phase 1 of a $20 million project that is updating the Oakland A’s former spring training venue (1984-2014) to become the permanent home for Sun Devil baseball.

San Jose Earthquakes Stadium
Tenant: San Jose Earthquakes
Est. cost: $61 million
Capacity: 18,000
Architect: 360 Architecture
General contractor: Devcon Construction
Note: The stadium was originally scheduled to open this season, but several events, such as the discovery of buried concrete vaults and used munitions during site excavation, and a higher than expected water table, delayed the construction process. Northern California-based PetersenDean is installing 882 solar panels atop the stadium’s parking garage that will generate enough power annually to offset all regular-season game-day usage.

Close-King Indoor Practice Facility
Tenant: Multiteam at North Carolina State University
Est. cost: $17.2 million
Architects: 360 Architecture; Corley Redfoot Architects
Contractor: TA Loving
Note: Part of the North Carolina State Wolfpack Club’s $200 million athletic facility construction campaign.

Doug Kingsmore Stadium*
Tenant: Clemson University baseball
Est. cost: $8.85 million
Capacity (previous): 6,166 (6,016)
Architect: DP3 Architects
Construction manager: New South Construction
Note: The addition will be a three-level building with locker rooms, a lobby, team areas, training rooms, a players dining area, meeting space, a gallery, catering kitchen, laundry, coaches offices and a players lounge. The facility will be integrated into the existing spectators stands along first base and will add a viewing platform on the top floor. The project will move both the home team and visitors dugouts closer to the first and third baselines allowing for more premium seats.

Charles L. Watson Baseball Stadium*/Coastal Carolina Softball Field*
Tenants: Coastal Carolina baseball and softball
Est. cost: $10.2 million
Capacities: 2,500 (baseball); 500 (softball)
Architects: Michael Keeshen & Associates; Populous
Contractor: NA
Note: The softball team played at its partially renovated stadium this spring.

Monongalia County Ballpark
Tenants: West Virginia University baseball; relocated New York-Penn League Jamestown Jammers
Est. cost: $21 million
Capacity: 2,500 permanent (3,500 total)
Architect-Contractor: DLA Architecture; Populous/Mascaro Construction (design-build)
Note: The university-owned ballpark replaces Hawley Field, which has been home of WVU baseball since 1971. The Jammers announced last month their intention to relocate to Morgantown, W.Va.

Liberty Softball Stadium
Tenant: Liberty University softball
Est. cost: $8.5 million
Capacity: 1,000 fixed seats
Architect: Baskerville
Contractor: Branch & Associates
Note: Part of a $400 million campuswide construction effort that included the opening of a new $20 million baseball stadium last year.

Progressive Field*
Tenant: Cleveland Indians
Est. cost: TBD
Capacity (previous): 37,000-38,000 (42,404)
Architects: Populous (conceptual and schematic); Chase Design (design development)
Contractors: Gilbane (construction manager/design-build firm); Weber Murphy Fox
Note: The Indians are paying for the improvements with help from Delaware North Cos., which handles concessions at the facility.

First Tennessee Park
Tenant: Class AAA Nashville Sounds
Est. cost: $65 million
Capacity: 8,500 (fixed seating), 10,000 (total)
Project manager: Capital Project Solutions
Architects: Populous; Gobbell Hays Partners
General contractor: Barton Malow/Bell/Harmony
Note: Though the team is not contributing directly to the construction of the ballpark, Sounds ownership has pledged $60 million toward mixed-use real estate development in the surrounding area.

Lowertown Ballpark
Tenant: American Association (Ind.) St. Paul Saints, Hamline University baseball
Est. cost: $63 million
Capacity: 7,000 fixed seats (includes alternate seating types for a total capacity of 9,000)
Architects: Ryan Cos.; Julie Snow Architects
Contractor: Ryan Cos.
Note: The city of St. Paul will provide $19 million and a $6 million internal loan, the Saints will provide $11 million, and the state of Minnesota has provided a $25 million grant for the construction, $2 million in grants for environmental cleanup work, and a $1 million loan for the project. Hamline University will pay roughly $1.5 million over the course of its 25-year lease agreement, with $500,000 earmarked for construction of the school’s own locker room.

MGM Park at Beau Rivage
Tenant: New Class AA Biloxi, Miss., team
Est. cost: $36 million
Capacity: 5,000
Architect: Dale Partners Architects
Contractor: W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.
Note: The two funding sources for the project are $21 million from the city and $15 million from the state, through a grant from BP. The Class AA Huntsville (Ala.) Stars are expected to relocate to Biloxi.

Virginia Tech Indoor Athletic Training Facility
Tenant: Virginia Tech football
Est. cost: $21 million
Architect-Contractor: HKS Sports & Entertainment Group/W.M. Jordan Co. (design-build)
Note: The 92,000-square-foot building will be the largest indoor football practice facility in the ACC.

FirstEnergy Stadium*
Tenant: Cleveland Browns
Est. cost: $120 million
Capacity (previous): 68,000 (72,000)
Architect: Gensler
General contractor: Turner Construction
Note: The two biggest ticket items were completed for this season: approximately $30 million for new 40-by-192-foot Daktronics end zone video boards and related control rooms; and $28 million in other end zone improvements.

Nippert Stadium*

Nippert Stadium
Photo by: University of Cincinnati

Tenant: University of Cincinnati football
Est. cost: $86 million
Capacity (previous): 35,097 (approximately 40,000)
Architects: Heery International (in conjunction with the UC Office of Planning, Design and Construction); Architecture Research Office
General contractor: Turner Construction
Note: The team will play the 2014 season at the Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium. UC has sold out 12 suites at $1 million each, two suites at $1.5 million each and two of its four mini suites at $500,000 each. It has also sold 29 of 35 patio suites at costs ranging from $80,000 or $150,000, and 668 of the 1,068 club seats for $7,500.

Cowell Stadium*
Tenant: University of New Hampshire Wildcats football
Est. cost: $25 million
Capacity (previous): 11,500 (8,000)
Design/build team: To be awarded this month
Note: Populous conducted the feasibility study.

Quebecor Arena
Tenant: TBD
Est. cost: $366 million
Capacity: 18,482
Project manager: Genivar
Architects: Populous; ABCP Architecture; GLCRM & Associates
General contractor: Pomerleau
Note: Funded 50 percent by Quebec City and 50 percent by the province. In March 2011, Montreal-based media company Quebecor purchased the rights to the building’s name as well as its day-to-day management. The amount it will pay will depend on whether an NHL team moves in, and is expected to be between $33 million and $63 million up front, plus between $3.15 million and $5 million in annual rent.

Medicine Hat Regional Event Centre
Tenant: WHL Medicine Hat Tigers
Est. cost: $68.5 million
Capacity: 7,164
Project manager: MHPM
Architect-general contractor: PCL Construction Management (design-build)
Note: Legends Global Sales held a lottery to award rights to lease the 17 private suites. All were leased for the required five-year period, at prices ranging from $96,000-$168,000.

Razorbacks Basketball Performance Center
Tenant: University of Arkansas basketball
Est. cost: $25 million
Architects: Populous; MAHG Architecture
General contractor: CDI Constructors
Note: A 66,000-square-foot facility that includes two full-court gymnasiums, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a weight room, an athletic training room, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, student-athlete lounge and study areas, and an equipment room.

UNO Arena
Tenants: University of Nebraska-Omaha hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball
Est. cost: $87.9 million
Capacity: 7,500 (hockey); 8,700 (basketball, volleyball)
Architects: HDR; Lempka Edson Architects
Contractor: Kiewit Building Group
Note: A smaller, community ice rink will offer 200 seats and locker rooms.

The Pavilion at Ole Miss

The Pavilion at Ole Miss
Photo by: AECOM

Tenant: Ole Miss men’s and women’s basketball programs
Est. cost: $85 million
Capacity: 9,600
Architect: AECOM
General contractor: BL Harbert International
Note: Part of a $160 stadium expansion and new arena project.

Kyle Field*
Tenant: Texas A&M University
Est. cost: $450 million
Capacity (previous): 102,512 (82,600)
Architect: Populous
Contractor: Manhattan-Vaughn Construction
Note: As part of the expansion, Daktronics installed this summer college football’s largest video display, a 47-by-163-foot LED behemoth.

Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium*
Tenants: Capital One Bowl; Russell Athletic Bowl; MLS Orlando City SC (2015 only)
Est. cost: $207 million
Capacity (previous): 61,348 (65,438)
Architect: HNTB
Contractor: Hunt Construction Group
Note: Fifth Third Bank has purchased naming rights to the field for Orlando City SC matches in 2015 while a new stadium for that MLS expansion team is being built (see listing below). Its name during those events will be Fifth Third Bank Field at the Citrus Bowl.

Folsom Field*
Tenant: University of Colorado football
Est. cost: $156 million
Capacity (previous): 53,750 (53,613)
Architect: Populous
Contractor: Mortenson
Note: The project will include the construction of an adjoining building that will house the athletic department and football offices, football weight room and a high-performance sports center open to the public; an indoor football practice facility that will include an indoor 300-meter track; a separate weight room for CU’s Olympic sports’ athletes; and expanded academic facilities.

Commonwealth Stadium*

Commonwealth Stadium
Photo by: HNTB

Tenant: University of Kentucky football
Est. cost: $110 million
Capacity (previous): 61,000 (67,606)
Architects: HNTB; Ross Tarrant Architects
Contractors: Skanska USA Building Inc./Congleton-Hacker Co.
Note: A separate, $45 million football training facility will be built adjacent to the stadium and is scheduled to open in early 2016.

Memorial Stadium*
Tenant: Clemson University football
Est. cost: $31.4 million
Capacity (previous): 82,000 (81,473)
Architects: AECOM; LS3P Associates
Construction manager: Hogan Construction Group
Note: A $6 million new pedestrian area, called the Oculus, and $25 million for the rest of the renovation will be funded by athletic facility revenue bonds. The related debt service will be paid by athletics revenue.

Valhalla Stadium
Tenant: Berry College, Georgia
Est. cost: $7 million
Capacity: 2,500
Architect: Carter & Associates
Contractor: TBD
Note: An eagle’s nest and hatching eaglets on the original site encouraged the Georgia school to build on an alternative site nearby.

VCU Basketball Complex
Tenant: Virginia Commonwealth University training facility
Est. cost: $25 million
Architect: VMDO Architects
Contractor: Barton Malow
Note: Funded primarily through $14.5 million in private donations.

Arena-Auditorium*
Tenant: University of Wyoming basketball
Est. cost: $17 million
Architect-Contractor: By Architectural Means-Sink Combs Dethlefs (design-build)
Note: $12 million Phase I was completed for the 2014 season. The project includes two new locker rooms, an expanded weight training area, and rooms for film and meetings. The playing floor will be reconfigured to accommodate two simultaneous practice sessions. The improvements will benefit the fan experience with new seats closer to the floor, and new HD video and ribbon boards. Phase II begins after this season and will include a Hall of Fame.

2016

Daytona International Speedway*
Tenant: Motorsports
Est. cost: $400 million
Capacity (previous): 101,000 (147,000)
Architect: Rosetti
Contractor: Barton Malow
Note: The venue will have wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands, more than 60 suites, and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. The project is scheduled to be 40 percent complete by February 2015.

Dudy Noble Field*
Tenant: Mississippi State University baseball
Est. cost: $40 million
Capacity: The school said final capacity is still to be determined but will certainly be higher than the current 15,000.
Architects: Wier Boerner Allin Architecture and Populous, in consultation with MSU alum Janet Marie Smith.
Contractor: TBD
Note: Plans call for approximately 50 skyboxes and club and loge seating. The current stadium has 18 skyboxes. Outfield suites will feature two bedrooms, a bath, kitchen and living space for year-round use.

Orlando City Stadium
Tenant: Orlando City SC
Est. cost: $110 million
Capacity: 19,500
Project manager: Icon Venue Group
Architect: Populous
Construction manager: Barton Malow
Note: The team will play its inaugural 2015 MLS season at the Citrus Bowl. The 50/50 public-private partnership includes $40 million pledged by the club and the remainder via public contributions. Orlando City SC has agreed to cover any cost overruns. The stadium will be operated by the city of Orlando.

Canadian Motor Speedway
Tenant: Motorsports
Est. cost: $146.8 million
Capacity: 65,000
Architect: Paxton Waters Architecture
Construction manager: Aecon Construction
Note: The 820-acre site in Fort Erie, Ontario, will include a three-quarter-mile paved oval racetrack, designed by NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, a two-mile paved road course, and a separate course for motocross, BMX, snowmobile and kart racing.

Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Training Center
Tenant: Dallas Cowboys
Est. cost: $115 million
Capacity: 12,000
Architects: Gensler; O’Brien Architecture
Contractor: Manhattan Construction Co.
Note: Football stadium that seats 12,000, suites and club seating, two outdoor grass fields, and training rooms.

Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium
Tenant: Minnesota Vikings
Est. cost: $1.024 billion
Capacity: 65,000
Project manager: Hammes Co.
Architects: HKS; Vikings Stadium Consortium (Studio Hive, Studio Five & Lawal Scott Erickson Architects)
General contractor: Mortenson Construction
Note: The largest transparent roof in the nation will enable light to flow into the stadium.

Doak Campbell Stadium*
Tenant: Florida State University football
Est. cost: $65 million
Capacity (previous): 79,300 (82,300)
Architect and general contractor: Elliott Marshall Innes-Childers Construction (design-build)
Note: Construction includes the Champions Club, a club-level seating addition in the south end zone. Replacing several sections of bleachers with chair-back seats will reduce the stadium’s overall capacity.

Dana J. Dykhouse Football Stadium
Tenant: South Dakota State University football
Est. cost: $60 million-$65 million
Capacity: 19,359
Architects: Architecture Inc.; Crawford Associates
Contractors: J.E. Dunn Construction; Henry Carlson Co.
Note: Lead gifts helping to fund the project, totaling $12.5 million, came from Sioux Falls banker Dana Dykhouse and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford. The facility will be built on the site of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, which has served as the home of Jackrabbits football since 1962.

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*
Tenant: University of Mississippi football
Cost: $35 million
Capacity (previous): 64,000 (60,580)
Architect: AECOM
Contractor: NA
Note: Ole Miss is adding a field-level club and 30 additional suites to the south end zone for the 2015 season. The enclosure and expansion of the north end zone are part of the second phase.

Wallace Wade Stadium*
Tenant: Duke University football
Cost: $15 million
Capacity (previous): 44,000 (33,941)
Architect-general contractor: Beck Architecture (design-build)
Note: 6,346 chair-back seats at Duke football’s 85-year-old home stadium were installed this summer, replacing the decades-old bleachers. After the season, the track will be removed, the playing field lowered, and around 4,000 new seats along the field added in time for the 2015 season. The final phase will be completed for the 2016 season and will include replacing the rest of the bleachers with chair-back seats.

Reynolds Coliseum*
Tenant: N.C. State University women’s basketball, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics
Est. cost: $35 million
Capacity (previous): 5,500 (8,560)
Architects: Corley Redfoot Architects; 360 Architecture
Contractor: TBD
Note: The school will add a new, center-hung video board and secondary LED displays, and concourses will be expanded to more than 35 feet.

Toronto Raptors practice facility
Tenant: Toronto Raptors
Est. cost: $27.4 million
Architect: TBD
Contractor: TBD
Note: The team last month received approval from the city to build a practice facility at Exhibition Place. The city will own the building and team owner MLSE will cover the operating cost and lease the facility for 20 years.

Rogers Place
Tenants: NHL Edmonton Oilers; WHL Edmonton Oil Kings
Est. cost: $553.9 million
Capacity: 18,641 (hockey); 20,734 (other)
Project manager: Icon Venue Group
Architects: 360 Architecture; Dialog; Manica Architecture; Arndt Tkalcic Bengert
General contractor: PCL Construction
Note: 56 full suites, 24 mini suites, 4,100 club seats, 1,116 loge seats; largest center-hung HD video board in an arena worldwide.

Sacramento Kings Arena
Tenant: Sacramento Kings
Est. cost: $477 million
Capacity: 17,000-17,300
Project manager: Icon Venue Group
Architects: AECOM; Mark Dziewulski Architect
Contractor: Turner Construction
Note: 28 luxury suites planned and 50 smaller suites called lofts. The Kings are contributing $222 million and the city of Sacramento is providing $255 million.

MGM-AEG Arena

MGM-AEG Arena
Photo by: Populous

Tenant: TBD
Est. cost: $375 million
Capacity: 20,000
Project manager: Icon Venue Group
Architect: Populous
General contractor: Hunt Construction Group-Penta Building Group joint venture
Note: MGM and AEG are funding 50 percent each. The arena will be the centerpiece of an eight-acre, entertainment and dining district dubbed The Park, located near the New York-New York and Monte Carlo casinos in Las Vegas.

Target Center*
Tenants: Minnesota Timberwolves; Minnesota Lynx
Est. cost: $98.5 million
Capacity (previous): TBD (19,356)
Architects: Architectural Alliance; Sink Combs Dethlefs; Dimensional Innovations
Contractor: Mortenson
Note: The Timberwolves and Lynx are expected to pay $43 million, and the arena’s management firm — AEG Facilities — will pay $5.5 million. The deal also calls for a $50 million capital reserve fund for ongoing improvements.

PNC Arena*
Tenants: Carolina Hurricanes; N.C. State University men’s basketball
Est. cost: $15 million-$20 million
Capacities: 19,722 (basketball) and 18,680 (hockey) are not expected to change
Architects: Ratio Architects; 360 Architecture
Contractor: TBD
Note: Dining and entertainment areas will be built.

State Farm Center*
Tenant: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign basketball
Est. cost: $169.5 million
Capacity (previous): 15,150 (16,600)
Architect: AECOM
Contractor: Turner Construction
Note: Funding will come from the sales of premium seating, which will allow for payment on the debt service of newly issued 30-year bonds. As part of the renovations, the naming rights to the arena were purchased by State Farm Insurance for $60 million over 30 years. A total of 152,000 square feet of space will be renovated and 66,000 square feet will be added. Student fees increased by $25 per semester, to $53.88, to help fund the project.

John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center
Tenant: Georgetown University basketball training facility
Est. cost: $60 million
Architects: Bowie Gridley; Populous
Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Note: The project will house practice courts, locker rooms for basketball and other sports, offices for men’s and women’s basketball coaching staffs, and team meeting rooms.

Littlejohn Coliseum*
Tenant: Clemson University men’s basketball
Est. cost: $50 million-$70 million
Capacity (previous): 9,000-9,500 (10,000)
Architects: AECOM; Craig Gaulden Davis
Contractor: TBD
Note: Clemson’s men’s basketball team will play its home games at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena in the 2015-16 season.

Thomas & Mack Center*
Tenant: UNLV men’s basketball
Est. cost: $47 million
Capacity: 17,500
Architect: Klai Juba Wald Architects
Construction manager: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Note: The project will be funded by tax revenue from slot machines. Additionally, an 11-member board has been put together a plan a new football stadium for UNLV.

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center*
Tenant: Florida State University men’s basketball
Est. cost: $16 million
Capacity: NA (12,100)
Architects: Lewis + Whitlock; Populous; Crossroads Consulting Services
Contractor: NA
Note: Phase I of a multiyear renovation.

Joker Marchant Stadium*
Tenants: Detroit Tigers spring training; Class A Lakeland Flying Tigers
Est. cost: $37.5 million
Capacity (previous): Seating will probably not expand beyond the current 9,000.
Architect: HKS
Contractor: TBD
Note: Will begin after spring training in 2016; calls for $20 million in state funds, $14.6 million from the Polk County bed tax, and $2.4 million from the city. The work is projected to be finished for spring training 2017.

2017

Red Wings Arena

Red Wings Arena
Photo by: Olympia Development

Tenant: Detroit Red Wings
Est. cost: $650 million
Capacity: 18,000
Architects: HKS; NBBJ
Contractor: Barton Malow/White Construction/Hunt Construction Group joint venture
Note: The Ilitches, owners of the Red Wings, will spend $200 million on apartments and retail space to attract residents to surrounding development by the time the arena opens for the 2017 season. They’ll also pay 44 percent of the cost to build the arena. Olympia Development — part of Ilitch Holdings Inc. — will surround the arena with apartments, lofts, a parking garage and a glass-covered, tree-lined “streetscape” that links the arena with offices, retail and dining establishments.

Oklahoma State University baseball stadium
Tenant: Oklahoma State University baseball
Est. cost: $36.5 million
Capacity: TBD
Architect: DLR Group
Contractor: TBD
Note: The school is expected to begin soliciting bids for a construction manager this fall.

L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park*/Marita Hynes Field at the OU Softball Complex*
Tenant: University of Oklahoma baseball, softball
Est. cost: $8 million
Capacity (previous): TBD (3,180)
Design/build team: TBD
Note: OU submitted its master plan in June to the Oklahoma regents for two $4 million projects, with funding to be provided from a combination of private and other athletic department funds.

New Braves Stadium
Tenant: Atlanta Braves
Est. cost: $672 million
Capacity: 41,500
Project manager: JLL
Architects: Populous; Jerde (master land planner)
Contractor: American Builders 2017 (joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Co. and New South Construction)
Note: Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment is the partnership consultant leading the effort to attract other businesses to the development.

Wrigley Field*
Tenant: Chicago Cubs
Est. cost: $575 million
Capacity: 42,495 (41,159)
Project manager: Icon Venue Group
Architects: DAIQ Architects; Harboe Architects; VOA Associates
Contractor: Pepper Construction
Note: In July, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted unanimously in favor of the revised plan to renovate Wrigley Field. In August, owners of the Wrigley Field rooftop club sued the city and the commission, appealing the panel’s decision.

Atlanta Stadium
Tenants: Atlanta Falcons; MLS Atlanta; college football Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Est. cost: $1.2 billion
Capacity: 71,000
Project manager: Icon Venue Group
Architects: 360 Architecture; Goode Van Slyke Architecture; Stanley Beaman & Sears; tvsdesign
Contractor: Holder Construction Co./Hunt Construction Group/H.J. Russell & Co./C.D. Moody Construction Co. (joint venture)
Note: Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced last month that more than 14,000 seats have been committed by fans who put down a $50 deposit to become members of the MLS Atlanta Founder’s Club, which will provide priority seating choices.

Hartford Ballpark
Tenant: TBD
Est. cost: $60 million
Capacity: 10,000
Architect: TBD
Contractor: TBD
Note: The Class AA New Britain (Conn.) Rock Cats have been reported to be the most likely team to relocate to the proposed ballpark.

Sun Life Stadium*
Tenants: Miami Dolphins; college football Orange Bowl
Est. cost: $350 million
Capacity (previous): 65,000 (76,100)
Architect: 360 Architecture
Contractor: TBD
Note: An agreement between the Dolphins and Miami-Dade County calls for the team to receive up to $5 million per year for attracting events to the venue. The plan would earn the team $4 million during a year when Sun Life Stadium hosts the Super Bowl, $3 million for hosting a college football championship, and at least $750,000 for international soccer matches and other special sports events. The money for the 20-year deal would come from hotel taxes.

2017 and later

Notre Dame Stadium*
Tenant: Notre Dame football
Est. cost: $400 million
Capacity: 80,795 to more than 84,000
Architects: S/L/A/M Collaborative; Ratio Architects; Workshop Architects; 360 Architecture
Contractor: Barton Malow Co.
Note: Announced in January, the project will increase the stadium’s capacity from 80,795 to more than 84,000 through the creation of nearly 4,000 premium seats. Nearly 750,000 square feet will be added to house a student center, the anthropology and psychology departments, a digital media center, and music departments. Construction would begin next year at the earliest and would take nearly three years.

Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium*
Tenant: University of Oklahoma football
Est. cost: $370 million
Capacity: 82,112
Architect: Populous
Contractor: TBD
Note: No state-appropriated funds and no money from student tuition will be used. In addition to bonds, a significant part of the project will be paid for by private fundraising. Seating capacity is not expected to change. Plans call for a 46,000-square-foot fan plaza.

Sun Devil Stadium*
Tenant: Arizona State University football
Est. cost: $225 million
Capacity: 60,000
Architects: HNTB; Gould Evans
Contractors: Hunt Construction; Sundt Construction
Note: Arizona State announced in January a complete renovation of the stadium. Hunt Construction began removing the bleacher seats in the north end zone earlier this year. Enhancements include more legroom, seats and benches with backs, an increased number of restrooms, and new video boards and sound system.

New Colorado State University Stadium
Tenant: Colorado State University football
Est. cost: $220 million
Capacity: 36,000 (fixed seats), 4,000 standing room
Project manager: Icon Venue Group
Architect: Populous
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Note: The conditional approval for the project requires the school to raise at least half of the construction costs through private donations.

Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium*
Tenant: University of Arkansas football
Est. cost: $95 million
Capacity (previous): 77,000 (72,000)
Architects: Populous; Polk Stanley Wilcox
Contractor: Flintco
Note: The Razorbacks are undergoing a $320 million athletic facilities master plan that covers 14 projects.

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Tenant: USTA US Open
Est. cost: $550 million
Capacities: Various
Architect: Rossetti
Contractor: Hunt Construction Group
Note: In 2016, the new 8,000-seat Grandstand court (the No. 3 court) will open, and the $100 million roof will make its debut atop the renovated Arthur Ashe Stadium. The new 15,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium is scheduled to open two years later.

New Warriors Arena
Tenant: Golden State Warriors
Est. cost: $1 billion
Capacity: 18,000
Architects: Snohetta; Manica Architecture
Contractor: TBD
Note: The complex at Mission Bay, San Francisco, consists of the arena and office buildings with ground-floor retail.

Time Warner Cable Arena*
Tenants: Charlotte Hornets; AHL Charlotte Checkers
Est. cost: $33.5 million
Capacity (previous): 19,677 (19,077)
Architect and Contractor: TBD
Note: Charlotte’s city council is scheduled to vote this week on providing $27.5 million toward upgrades; the rest would come from the Hornets. The proposal includes a $7.7 million line item to upgrade the video boards and related technology.

Note: $1 Canadian = $0.915 U.S., per conversion on XE.com on Aug. 26.
* Indicates a renovation.
NA = Not available
Source: SportsBusiness Journal research