SPORTS ARCHITECTURE—LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
Liberty University—the largest private, nonprofit university in the United States—selected Woolpert to provide sports architecture services for its $30 million stadium improvement project. Williams Stadium is being renovated and expanded to support the school’s move to a more competitive football subdivision.
Woolpert is using 3D laser scanning and video gaming software to create 360-degree panoramas that enable the university to visualize the impact of various design choices on stadium views.
The stadium’s capacity will be expanded by roughly 8,500 seats, and renovations include a new concourse level, restrooms, concessions, a press box, a video board, utility rooms, camera platforms, perimeter road improvements and a new southern gateway entrance. Throughout this project, Woolpert is providing project management, architecture, landscape architecture, 3D laser scanning and construction administration services.
The stadium expansion is scheduled for completion by the kickoff of the 2019 football season.