The renovation of the football stadium in Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, was completed in less than a year to support the varsity team’s advancement to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
Woolpert provided the sports architectural services for the $32-million project. Odell Associates was the design architects. The stadium redevelopment included the addition of 6000 new seats and a press box, a new concourse level, videoboard, restrooms, concession stands, camera platforms, road improvements, and a host of other amenities.
“One of the biggest takeaways on this project was that we were able to drastically change the fan experience,” said Andrew Pack, Woolpert’s education and athletics practice leader. “We were able to enclose the stadium like a horseshoe by adding a concourse to connect the existing west side to the new east side, while creating a new promenade gateway on the south entry. The adjustments improved access to seating and vendors and elevated security to support the eclectic variety of sports, outdoor concerts, and events the stadium hosts.”