Liberty University celebrates grand opening of renovated football stadium
Liberty University has completed the $32 million expansion of its football stadium within a year.
The stadium was expanded and improved to support the team’s advancement to the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision.
The stadium redevelopment included the addition of 6,000 new seats and a press box, a new concourse level, videoboard, restrooms, concessions, camera platforms and road improvements.
Woolpert provided the sports architectural services and retained Odell Associates Inc. as design architects.
“One of the biggest takeaways on this project was that we were able to drastically change the fan experience,” Andrew Pack, Woolpert’s education and athletics practice leader, said in a statement. “We were able to enclose the stadium like a horseshoe by adding a concourse to connect the existing west side to the new eastside, 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 that the stadium hosts.”